Chicago police, firefighters and paramedics responded about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday September 12, 2018 Wednesday September 12, 2018 when a law enforcement officer employed at the airport saw a fight that involved a man being stabbed on a walkway bridge at O’Hare Airport.
The walkway bridge is located from International Terminal 5 to the ground level parking lot, which is east of the other terminals — closer to Mannheim Road.
The victim was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where his condition has been stabilized, according to police.
One male suspect was in custody for investigation of the stabbing. Police said the two men, who have been known to solicit passengers for cab rides, got into an altercation on a walkway bridge from Terminal 5 to the ground level parking lot at about 1:20 a.m.
Initial investigation indicates that men rode the escalator to the parking lot level when a 57-year-old man took out a knife and stabbed a 56 year-old man in the abdomen. The victim tried to defend himself by hitting the offender with a safety cone.
No passengers at the airport were involved or injured, and the walkway was closed during a criminal investigation until about 4:30 a.m.
Charges are pending.
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