Cops: Man Sliced CTA Passenger's Face With Hunting Knife

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    Kevin Lee, 54, was arrested and charged with felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for allegedly slicing a CTA passenger's face with a hunting knife.

    A South Side Chicago man has been charged after he allegedly sliced a man’s face with a large hunting knife during an altercation on a Chicago Transit Authority bus.

    Kevin Lee, 54, of the 7900 block of South Carpenter, was arrested and charged with felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, Chicago police said in a news release.

    Police said the attack took place around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday on a CTA bus in the 0-100 block of West 79th Street in the city’s Chatham neighborhood. Lee was involved in an altercation with a 36-year-old passenger when he allegedly cut the man’s face with a large hunting knife.

    The victim was transported to St. Bernard Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said. He underwent reconstructive surgery but will be permanently disfigured, prosecutors said.

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    They said the attack was unprovoked and that the two men were strangers.

    Lee was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail on Saturday by Judge Laura Sullivan.