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.
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.