2 Stabbed During Fight Near Lollapalooza

Sunday, Aug 5, 2012  |  Updated 3:06 PM CDT
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Festival Goers React to Lollapalooza Evacuation

Officials suspended Lollapalooza Saturday afternoon and evacuated Grant Park after the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch. NBC 5 Christian Farr reports on how Lolla fans reacted to the evacuation.
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A man was stabbed Saturday night during an argument shortly after Lollapalooza ended.

Two men in their 20's began arguing and it turned physical around 11:19 p.m. in the 300 block of South Columbus Drive, according to police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. One of the men pulled out a knife and cut the other man in the cheek.

The man with the knife then cut himself in the hand, said Gaines. Both men were taken to Northwestern Hospital, where they are listed in good condition Sunday morning.

Both men have “refused to pursue this any further,” and no charges will be filed, police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said.

This is the second stabbing in two days near the music festival.

Authorities could not say for sure whether the incident was related to the Lollapalooza music festival. The fest ended in Grant Park about 10:45 p.m., later than previously scheduled after thunderstorms temporarily forced fans to evacuate Saturday evening.

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