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Man, 57, Charged In O’Hare Stabbing During Argument, Police Say

The victim was hospitalized after being stabbed in an O'Hare parking lot, police said.

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CHICAGO — A man has been charged with stabbing another man during an argument in an O’Hare parking lot, police said.

At 1:20 a.m., Segundo Pineda Ovalle and another man, 56, got into an argument in the lower level of O’Hare’s Terminal 5, the international terminal, police said.

The two rode the escalator to the parking lot level and Pineda Ovalle took out a knife and stabbed the victim in his abdomen, police said. The 56-year-old grabbed a traffic cone and hit Pineda Ovalle with it to defend himself, police said.

An officer who was working at the airport saw what was happening and called for help. Pineda Ovalle was identified as the attacker by the victim and a witness, police said, and he was taken into custody.

The 56-year-old was taken to Lutheran General Hospital, where his condition was not available but he was listed as “stable,” police said.

Officers found a knife at the scene, police said.

Pineda Ovalle, 57, has been charged with aggravated battery and use of a deadly weapon, police said. He was scheduled to appear in Bond Court on Thursday.