A Palos Hills man is awaiting charges after police say he stabbed his wife repeatedly before turning the knife on his daughter who stepped in to help stop him.

Police say the 50-year-old suspect stabbed the women this morning before fleeing in a blue Volkswagen Jetta around 10 a.m. The victims fled to a neighbor’s house and were taken to a local hospital. The daughter, 20, who suffered a stab wound to the chest, told police her dad could have gone to the parking lot of a trucking company where he had a truck, said Palos Hills Deputy Chief James Boie.

Police Chief Paul Madigan found the suspect about two hours later in the trucking company lot in McCook, Boie said. The man fled the scene in a vehicle, leading Madigan on a chase through town and into an apartment complex parking lot and dead end, Boie said.

The chief caught up with the suspect in Lyons with help from McCook police, according to a release sent by Palos Hills police.

Boie said the man’s wife was stabbed "four or five times at least" and went into surgery after the incident, but he didn't know her condition this evening.

The suspect was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and awaits charges, Boie said.

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