Prosecutor Attacked Trying to Stop Assault on Two Men on Near North Side

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    A Cook County prosecutor remained hospitalized Friday after being attacked while trying the stop an assault on two men in Lincoln Park a day earlier.

    The 32-year-old employee of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office was walking by himself
    in the 200 block of West Diversey Parkway at about 7 p.m. when he saw two people verbally assault two gay men, state’s attorney’s office spokeswoman Sally Daly said Friday.

    The prosecutor, who was not publicly named, intervened and was himself assaulted, Daley said.

    The attackers slashed or stabbed the prosecutor multiple times, including cutting his face, right side and arms, Daly said.

    The prosecutor was hospitalized after losing "a lot of blood," but officials at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center said his injuries weren't life-threatening.

    "He did lose a lot of blood," Daly said. "He is in pain but thankfully is going to be OK."

    The prosecutor has been an assistant state’s attorney since 2008 and currently works in the juvenile justice bureau, Daly said.

    Police continue to investigate but declined to release more information about the attackers.