Police say Columbia College student’s report of stabbing, robbery is unfounded

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CHICAGO — Police said a college student’s report of a stabbing and robbery in Chicago was unfounded.

Earlier Thursday, police were investigating a report that a Columbia College Chicago student was stabbed and robbed in Grant Park.

The woman told police she was walking near Ida B. Wells Drive and Michigan Avenue just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, when a man walked up and asked for money.

She told him she didn’t have any money and the man stabbed her, then took off with her credit card. The woman went to a convenience store for help, then was taken to a hospital to be treated for superficial puncture wounds to her stomach.

Around 4 p.m., police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said after a review of video evidence, the woman’s report was unfounded and said the events did not occur as reported to police.

No further information was provided.

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