By Rosemary Regina Sobol
10:54 AM CDT, March 17, 2013
A 22-year-old Bartlett man is expected in court today, accused of stabbing a Metra police sergeant who was breaking up a fight at Union Station Saturday night, Chicago police said.
Caleb Charles Pescetto, 22, of the 200 block North Hale Avenue in Bartlett, was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, a felony, according to police.
He is expected to appear in bond court at midday, police said.
A fight erupted near the food court inside Union Station and the male sergeant was stabbed three times in the leg while trying to break up the altercation, police said.
Metra spokesman Tom Miller said the fight happened outside a McDonald's restaurant in the upper level of the station.
Metra police officers on patrol saw a group of males fighting outside the restaurant, approaching the group and overheard one of them who was wearing a green sweatsuit yelling at all of the other people in the group "vulgar and obscene remarks" according to a police report.
Numerous patrons and officers in the area pleaded for him to stop and then one officer heard someone say "he's got a knife," the report said.
When two Metra officers tried to take the armed person into custody, he pulled a 3-inch folding knife and stabbed a sergeant three times in the right leg, the report said.
The sergeant was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said.
Miller said the victim, who was in good condition Saturday night, was taken to the hospital by a coworker.
Amtrak is investigating the incident, which happened at 5:38 p.m. inside the McDonald's, said Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz Saturday night.
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