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Man Stabbed By Person He Was Trying To Help In River North, Police Say

A man was driving around offering to take homeless people

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CHICAGO — A man was stabbed by a person he was trying to help Saturday morning in River North, police said.

At 8 a.m., a 39-year-old man was driving around River North, picking up people who are homeless and offering to take them home so they could shower, police said. He was in the 200 block of East Hubbard Street when he picked up a 32-year-old man.

The man tried to stab the driver, cutting his hand, police said. The driver then got out of the car and the 32-year-old tried to drive off in it, but crashed as the vehicle’s owner held on to it, police said.

The 32-year-old ran away but was taken into custody by officers shortly afterward, police said.

The 39-year-old refused to sign complaints against the other man, but the 32-year-old was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, police said.