Rahm Emanuel

Boy Arrested in Robbery, Assault of Mayor's Son

Chicago police arrested a boy Saturday in connection with the assault and robbery of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 17-year-old son.

The offender, who has not been identified because he was charged as a juvenile, allegedly confessed to the crimes and was charged with robbery and aggravated battery.

The incident occurred Dec. 19 in the mayor's neighborhood in the 4200 block of North Hermitage.

The mayor's son, 17-year-old Zach Emanuel, was walking in the block when he was approached by two unknown male offenders who grabbed him and went through his pockets. The offenders took his phone and then fled the scene, according to police news affairs.

Zach Emanuel sustained injuries that required medical treatment, according to Kelley Quinn, a spokesperson for the mayor.

"The Mayor and Amy are grateful to the dedicated men and women of the Chicago Police Department for their hard work, and they would like to thank everyone who shared kind thoughts and wishes for their son's well-being," the mayor's office said in a statement.

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