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Drunk Woman Falsified Attack Near Boeing Headquarters: Police

A woman who claimed to have been attacked by a group of women in Chicago's West Loop over the weekend falsified the incident after drunkenly falling into a planter, according to police.

Authorities said Tuesday that the 49-year-old woman was intoxicated at around 5 a.m. in the 100 block of North Riverside Plaza, near the Boeing headquarters, when she took her pants off, fell into a planter and lost a tooth.

She told police that she had been followed out of a home by at least four women, who she claimed removed her pants, beat her and left her with lacerations, bruises and lost teeth.

A passerby found her on the ground and initially called in the attack as a sexual assault, according to police, who said she was not sexually assaulted.

The woman was taken to Rush University Medical Center in stable condition, according to police.

Further details, including the woman's identity, were not immediately available. Charges were pending Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

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