Cops shoot knife-wielding man

08/22/2012 10:00 PM


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Police shot a man armed with a knife after he threatened a woman during a traffic incident at LaSalle and Monroe Streets Saturday, Aug. 18, and then stabbed a female security guard who tried to intervene.

The man, who police identified as Norman I. Khan, 20, of the 1000 block of Beninford Lane in Westmont, was taken to Northwestern Hospital with gunshot wounds and was charged with four counts of attempted first degree murder and one count of aggravated assault.

Police said Khan allegedly threatened another driver around 2 a.m. Aug. 18 after he was involved in a traffic accident at 101 S. LaSalle St. and then injured a security guard, a 24-year-old Bellwood woman, who was stabbed in the back when she tried to intervene.

The security guard was taken to Northwestern Hospital, where she was listed in serious condition.

When police arrived, they told Khan to drop the knife and instead of obeying the order, he allegedly advanced toward a police officer, who shot him in the hip. Khan was also listed in serious condition at Northwestern Hospital.

The city’s Independent Police Review Authority is examining the case, as they do with all police-involved shootings.

Bomb-wielding bank robber

A man who said he had a bomb robbed the Chase Bank at 150 N. Michigan Ave. Friday, Aug. 17 and escaped with an undetermined amount of money.

Police said the man approached the teller window at Chase Bank at 12:39 p.m. and gave the teller a note saying, “I have a bomb. I want all the money. No DIY package or I will blow you up.”

The teller gave the man an undetermined amount of cash and he then fled in an unknown direction. Police said an FBI task force was called in.

Hazmat call at schools HQ

The Chicago Fire Department’s hazmat response team was called to Chicago Board of Education’s legal department at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, to investigate an unidentified white powder that spilled out of a Kleenex box.

An employee of the office told police she went to the storage room to get a box of Kleenex and took it back to her desk. She then took out Kleenex without incident but when she went to take several more, a white powder spilled out.

The woman then called security, who called the police to the building at 125 S. Clark St. The fire department later said the substance tested negatively for a hazardous substance.

Cellphone thieves busted

Two men were arrested and charged with attempted theft after they allegedly tried to take a cell phone from a 14-year-old boy at 300 N. Michigan Ave. Thursday, Aug. 16.

Police said they were told by the boy, a resident of Memphis, Tenn., that the two men approached him at 8:12 p.m. Aug. 16 and asked to see his cell phone. When he refused they allegedly followed him in an attempt to take the cell phone.

The boy’s cousin ran into a nearby Walgreens and asked a store employee to call the police. When police arrived, they arrested an 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old man and charged them with attempted theft.

Panhandler packs heat

A 34-year-old Chicago man said he was sprayed in the face with an unknown substance after he refused the advances of a panhandler at 10:12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at 230 N. Wells St.

The man told police that he and a friend were walking southbound on Wells when a woman asked them for money. When they told her they only carried credit cards, she sprayed one of the men in the eyes and fled westbound on Wacker Drive. The man told police the substance irritated his eyes.

This summary contains information taken from the arrest records from 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

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