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A Riot Fest Attendee Was Stabbed On Sunday Near Festival Site

By Stephen Gossett in News on Sep 19, 2016 5:09PM

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A female Riot Fest attendee was stabbed after leaving the Douglas Park-hosted music festival on Sunday afternoon, according to Chicago police. Police described the altercation as “domestic’” and the Tribune reports that the attacker was a former boyfriend to the victim.

A police spokesperson told Chicagoist that the attack happened at around 3 p.m. on Sunday in the 2100 block of South Kedzie Avenue,—roughly three blocks southwest of the festival’s main entrance, at West Ogden Avenue and South Sacramento Drive on the south side of the park. The 27-year-old male attacker cut the victim, also 27, on her left arm, left side and right arm; she was taken to Northwestern Hospital, where she is expected to be treated and released, police said.

To stress, the victim knew the assailant, and the attack occurred off festival grounds, so it shouldn't be taken to reflect what appeared to be ample security measures at the festival.

[HT Tribune]