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Man Charged in Unprovoked Attack on 91-Year-Old in Chinatown Heads to Court

The 91-year-old was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with head injuries, police said. His condition has been stabilized.

A Rogers Park man facing multiple felony charges after he allegedly attacked a 91-year-old man earlier this week in Chinatown will face a judge Friday. 

Alexander Taylor, 45, was charged Thursday with felony counts of aggravated battery to a person older than 60, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and aggravated battery in a public place, police said.

He is accused of brutally attacking 91-year-old Yen Jit Wong as he was walking home from a coffee shop Tuesday afternoon. 

An off-duty Chicago police sergeant was driving about 12:10 p.m. when he saw the 91-year-old walking north in the 2400 block of South Wentworth and a man, later identified as Taylor, walking south in the block, according to police.

Taylor, “without provocation,” punched the older man with a closed fist, causing the man to fall to the ground, police said. The sergeant who witnessed the attack followed Taylor and took him into custody with the help of other officers.

The 91-year-old was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with head injuries, police said. His condition has been stabilized.

Taylor was expected to appear in court for a bail hearing on Friday.

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