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Man Charged In Northerly Island Punk Show Stabbing Accused Of Being A White Supremacist

By Stephen Gossett in News on Aug 10, 2017 2:12PM

Thomas Christensen / CPD
Police have charged Thomas Christensen—an alleged white supremacist—in the stabbing of two people at Tuesday night’s Dropkick Murphys/Rancid concert at Northerly Island.

Christensen, a 34-year-old Humboldt Park resident, faces one felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one misdemeanor count of battery, police said.

A 29-year-old man was stabbed in the face and neck, and a 34-year-old woman was cut on her chest at the punk show after an argument in a bar at Huntington Bank Pavilion spilled out into the venue, according to authorities. Police did not mention a motivation behind the fight.

Local antifascist group South Side Chicago ARA alleges that Christensen is “known white supremacist” who attempted to “infiltrate” an Antifa chapter in Portland, promoted racial separatist organization Volksfront and was active on the white-nationalist/neo-Nazi internet forum Stormfront. Antifascist activists and Christensen got into a confrontation in April at Delilah’s bar, in Lincoln Park, according to the group’s website.

Christensen is due to appear in bond court on Thursday.

Update, 5:00 p.m.:
Christensen was reportedly ordered held on $250,000 bond. Christensen's lawyer argued that his client had acted in self-defense and was also injured in his head and ribs during the fight, according to the Tribune.