Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:57 PM Friday to a report of a bicyclist down in the intersection at Northwest Highway and Vail Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received an update that bicyclist may have been assaulted near the Marathon gas station.
Police and firefighter/paramedics found two adult males at the scene. One appeared to be injured in the face or head. He was transported by ambulance to Northwest Community Hospital.
Another man was standing near the intersection, and was being interviewed by police about 3:10 p.m.
The man was handcuffed and taken into custody in a police transport van, and then transported to Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters.
Police photographed a walking cane on the sidewalk and various scene angles of the intersection, sidewalks, and crosswalks.
There was no confirmation whether the cane was used as a weapon to assault the bicyclist, and there was no confirmation whether an actual battery occurred.
Check back the next few days to see if there is any confirmation of the charges against the man that was taken into custody.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, suspects, defendants, or offenders or captured on camera during arrest are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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