CHICAGO — A 24-year-old Chase Bank employee was stabbed in the neck at a bank on the city’s Near North Side.
Police said the woman, later identified as an employee, was inside the lobby of the Chase bank at 600 North Dearborn, when someone entered and stabbed her in the neck.
The employee, 24, was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
“Our thoughts right now are with our employee and their family. As a precaution we temporarily closed branches in the nearby vicinity for the day,” Chase Bank said in a statement.
The motive of the attack is unknown at this time. Just before 5 p.m., Chicago police said they are currently questioning a person of interest.
“People started running away when they saw the guy,” a witness said. “saw a guy with a pretty big knife with blood on it and was running. And 30 seconds later all the cops were coming.”
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