CHICAGO — Police are investigating after a sexual assault early Friday morning in River North.
Just after 1:30 a.m., police responded to the 100 block of West Huron on the report of a sexual assault.
Police said a man followed a person into a building, grabbed them from behind with a knife and then sexually assaulted the person.
The man then fled on foot after taking the victim’s cell phone and other belongings.
The suspect is described as an African American man in his early to mid 20s, 5’7” to 6’, thin build with a medium complexion, hospital mask, blue latex gloves and all black clothing.
“It’s scary with all the crime and looting that’s been going on,” a River North resident said. “As a woman to hear that and so close to home it’s scary. It makes you think about this area and the future of the neighborhood, quite honestly it’s kind of heartbreaking to hear that.”
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