A suburban woman is facing charges of attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed another woman while she was walking with her young child at a forest preserve Monday evening.
According to police, 60-year-old Marquette Owens was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in connection to the attack, which took place Monday at the Grant Woods Forest Preserve in suburban Ingleside.
Bond was set at $750,000 in the case.
Police say that the unidentified victim was walking with her child on a bike trail in the forest preserve at approximately 4:30 p.m. when she was attacked and stabbed. The woman was taken to the Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with serious stab wounds, but her injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.
The woman’s child was not hurt in the attack, which police believe was random in nature.
The attacker fled the scene, but was taken into custody a short time later by police.
“Our officers and detectives did an excellent job in investigating the case that subsequently led to charging Owens,” Lake County Forest Preserves Police Commander Jim Siefken said. “Safety within the Lake County Forest Preserves is our number one priority.”