Another Mentally Disturbed Slasher
- Chicago Police issued a community alert Saturday for a man suspected in four knife attacks in the Edgewater neighborhood.
Three men and one woman were attacked. All four were walking alone. The most seriously injured victim was hospitalized overnight. The rest suffered minor cuts.
Police said the attacks were at 1200 N. Victoria, 5800 N. Hermitage, 1300 W. Catalpa and 1500 W. Edgewater within the last few days. The latest was at 8 a.m. Saturday.
The assailant is described as a Hispanic man, 23 to 25 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches, weighing 140 to 150 pounds. He has dark brown eyes and a light complexion and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and black jeans.
In the old days, Lt. (now Captain) JF would be out walking around the neighborhood all night, perhaps with Sgt. (now retired) DS walking somewhere else and a couple of other teams nearby to pick up the pieces afterwards. Hopefully, that's happening now, too.
UPDATE: Suspect in custody