Man threatens cops with knife
03/28/2012 10:00 PM
A 38-year-old Chicago man was arrested for assault at a Blue Line station at 130 W. Congress Parkway on Thursday, March 22, after police said he pulled a knife on them. Police were called to the station at 10:10 p.m. to investigate a report of a gang disturbance when a CTA employee pointed to a man who was allegedly part of the disturbance. Police said when they went to question the man, he allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened them before an officer knocked the knife out of his hand with a baton.
A 28-year-old Ottawa man said he was robbed at 1 a.m. Thursday, March 22, while he was smoking a cigarette on the sidewalk in the 600 block of West Harrison Street. The man told police that he was walking down the sidewalk when he was approached by a man with a handgun demanding money and that he handed over his cell phone and $180.
This summary contains information taken from the crime reports and arrest records of the 1st District of the Chicago Police Department. Anyone named has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not yet been adjudicated.
—Compiled by Mike Ulreich