Woman Stabs Man Violating Order of Protection: Police

Sunday, Oct 16, 2011  |  Updated 1:17 PM CDT
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Woman Stabs Man Violating Order of Protection: Police

File image. A victim of domestic violence fought back against her attacker Sunday morning, according to police.

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A partially clothed woman ran for help into a West Side police station early Sunday, carrying a bloody butcher knife she allegedly used to stab a man who was beating her up.

The man is under police guard at Mount Sinai Hospital where he is in serious condition with stab wounds.  He'd been previously ordered to stay away from the woman, but violated that order and attacked her, according to police.  No charges have been filed as of early Sunday afternoon.

Neighbors in the 900 block of South Central Park Avenue called police at 11:01 a.m. when they heard screaming, and shortly after that, a woman clad only in an athletic shirt and carrying a bloody butcher knife ran into the Harrison District station, 3151 W. Harrison St. for help, police Lt. John Andrews said.

Moments after the call to police, paramedics found the wounded man inside the home and took him to Mount Sinai Hospital with serious injures, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Joe Roccasalva.

The woman, who had her little girl, about age seven, with her, told police she stabbed the man because he was beating her up.

“She was protecting herself,’’ said Andrews.

The child was not hurt.

The woman was also taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, and police recovered the knife at the Harrison station.  Detectives are investigating.

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