Migrant stabbed outside shelter in the Loop

CHICAGO — A resident of the Standard Club migrant shelter in the Loop is recovering after someone stabbed him outside the facility on Monday afternoon.

Chicago police said the 29-year-old was standing outside in the 300 block of South Plymouth when a man stabbed him in the back and fled the scene around 2:20 p.m. The victim sought help from people inside the shelter.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition. The police did not release a description of the assailant.

Last Thursday night, a 17-year-old boy was stabbed during a fight in the Loop. Police said he got into an argument with someone he knew in the first block of North State Street. The other person pulled out a knife and stabbed him multiple times in the chest and back, according to CPD.

The boy underwent surgery at Northwestern.

Police officers found three knives discarded near the corner of Dearborn and Randolph, but no arrests were made. An officer at the scene said the victim’s brother told them that the assailant was part of a group of migrants that he and the victim knew. However, CPD did not release a description of the suspect.

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