News/Local
News News/Local

Police: 2 women attacked with hammer near Navy Pier

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.

chicagobreaking@tribune.com

Twitter: @ChicagoBreaking

Copyright © 2015, RedEye
Related Content
  • There's reason to celebrate lakefront path project

    There's reason to celebrate lakefront path project

    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that work was finally about to start on an elevated lakefront path near Navy Pier, one moment—apparently unscripted—spoke to the value of the $60 million project.

  • Work beginning on 'Navy Pier Flyover' to improve lakefront trail

    Work beginning on 'Navy Pier Flyover' to improve lakefront trail

    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that work was finally about to start on an elevated lakefront path near Navy Pier, one moment—apparently unscripted—spoke to the value of the $60 million project.

  • Lakefront path

    Lakefront path

    A jogger passes a closed restroom facility on the Lakefront Path between North and Fullerton Avenue.

  • 3 dead, 37 wounded in weekend shootings

    3 dead, 37 wounded in weekend shootings

    Shootings citywide left three dead and 37 wounded over the weekend, including a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy who were injured in separate shootings about five minutes apart Sunday evening.

  • Byrne Interchange work: Get ready for traffic heartburn

    Byrne Interchange work: Get ready for traffic heartburn

    The heavy lifting will begin this month on the overhaul of the Byrne Interchange near downtown Chicago, leading to anticipated expressway traffic tie-ups mostly over four weekends stretching into the fall, officials will announce Monday.

  • Lolla day 3: Best and worst, plus superlatives

    Lolla day 3: Best and worst, plus superlatives

    Somehow, Lolla’s all over already. This is what we loved and didn’t enjoy quite as much from day 3. Best: I gotta give it to Florence and the Machine. Seems like an obvious choice, but she was just so fun and engaged with the crowd (and the storms). Even her songs I wasn’t familiar with were exciting...

Comments
Loading
76°