Migrant living in Chicago police station hospitalized after being attacked by rivals in city park

A photo taken this week shows dozens of migrants living in the lobby of the Near West (12th) District Chicago police station. | @CPD1617Scanner

Chicago police are investigating after a migrant living in the lobby of the Near West (12th) District police station was threatened with a knife, beaten, and knocked unconscious, possibly by rival migrants who live in a nearby park.

A fire department ambulance responded to the police station at 1412 South Blue Island on Wednesday evening and took the 20-year-old victim to the University of Illinois Hospital, according to a CPD report.

At the hospital, the victim told police that three men repeatedly punched him in the head, and one of the attackers tried to stab him with a knife, the report said.

He told officers that he believed he lost consciousness for about 30 minutes due to the attack.

The report said the attack occurred inside a park near the police station. It described the attackers as “possible migrants.”

A source familiar with the situation said the migrants who live in the Near West police station don’t get along with the migrants who camp in a lot next door.

No arrests have been made. A CPD spokesperson said detectives are handling the case.

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