Investigators are still interviewing a man who stabbed a woman after she began following him as she aggressively panhandled Sunday on the Near North Side, police said late this morning.
No charges had been filed as of 10:30 a.m. against the 66-year-old Loop neighborhood man, who works at a newsstand near the site of the confrontation.
The woman, 34, suffered a stab wound to her face and left side of her body, police said.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Colleen Sheehan said the woman’s condition was good as of late Monday morning.The stabbing occurred during a quarrel between the unidentified man and woman near Chicago Avenue and State Street at 5:35 p.m. Sunday, according to police and fire officials.
Several witnesses saw the woman begin “closely following” the man and then asking him for money numerous times. He kept telling her to leave him alone and “get out of my face,’’ but she refused, so he pulled a knife and stabbed her, police said.
There were no reports that the victim was armed and no other injuries were reported, officials said.
The woman has been arrested 62 times since 1999 for criminal trespass, panhandling and battery, police said.
The man being questioned was found guilty in 2000 to possession of or carrying a firearm and was sentenced to 18 months of probation, records show.
Near North District officers found the man a short time later and arrested him. No charges had been filed as of this morning, said Officer Laura Kubiak, a police spokeswoman.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Colleen Sheehan said the woman’s condition was good as of late Monday morning.