Police are questioning a suspect after two 55-year-old women were struck in the face with a hammer near Navy Pier, authorities said.

Police are questioning a suspect after two 55-year-old women were struck in the face with a hammer near Navy Pier, authorities said.

The women were walking on the lake shore bike path in the 500 block of North Lake Shore Drive when a man approached them with a hammer just before 6:30 p.m., Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

The suspect struck both women in the face and fled, Gaines said.

The women were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

Police took the man into custody and charges were pending this morning. It was not immediately clear how he was located and arrested.

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