Lakeview stabbing victim says assailant emerged from migrant tent outside nearby police station

CHICAGO — A man found stabbed at the Addison Red Line station last night told Chicago cops that he was attacked by a migrant who emerged from a tent erected in front of the nearby Town Hall (19th) District police station.

Officers responding to calls of a person stabbed at the CTA station found a 32-year-old man with puncture wounds to his arm around 11:55 p.m. Thursday, according to CPD.

He told cops that he was outside the police station at 850 West Addison when a man who came out of one of the migrant tents began arguing with him, according to a police report.

The offender “pulled a sharp pointed object and swung it at the victim,” according to a CPD media statement, which did not identify the suspect as a migrant or mention that the attack occurred outside a CPD station.

Police said the assailant fled on foot after stabbing the victim, who was in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic man wearing a white hat, gray shirt, and jeans.

Tent city fight

Also overnight, Chicago police responded to a group of up to 15 people fighting in a migrant tent city across from the Albany Park (17th) District police station around 3:21 a.m.

In a media statement, CPD said police “responded to a call for service and spoke with a 21-year-old male victim who related to officers that an unidentified male offender punched him before fleeing the scene on foot.”

The statement did not mention a fight, that the incident occurred in a migrant camp, or that the police station’s front desk staff was among those reporting the incident.

One man was taken to Swedish hospital in good condition. An officer at the scene said he appeared to have a shoulder injury.

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