Barbershop worker’s finger bitten off during fight with other employee in Uptown


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CHICAGO —A barbershop employee had part of his finger bitten off after an argument turned violent in Uptown.

Police said the incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on the 4500 block of North Broadway.

According to the Chicago Tribune, two employees, ages 51 and 55, were arguing inside the barbershop when it escalated into a physical fight. According to police, the 55-year-old man bit off part of the 51-year-old’s middle finger on his right hand.

The 51-year-old was transported to Weiss Memorial Hospital, the older man was also transported to a hospital for minor injuries.

After his release from the hospital, the 55-year-old man was taken into custody for questioning.

No further details have been released at this time.

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