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Chicago Man Allegedly Expected Hug Outside Bar, Got Stabbed Instead

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A Chicago man was stabbed outside a bar about one block away from Wrigley Field -- though he had been expecting a hug from his alleged attacker.
A Chicago man was stabbed outside a bar about one block away from Wrigley Field -- though he had been expecting a hug from his alleged attacker.

A 24-year-old Chicago man remains hospitalized Monday after he was stabbed outside a bar in the city's Wrigleyville neighborhood over the weekend.

The stabbing happened early Sunday outside Deuces and The Diamond Club, 3505 N. Clark St., about one block away from Wrigley Field.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the victim had gotten into a verbal altercation with his alleged attacker about 45 minutes prior to the stabbing. It is not clear what sparked the argument.

When the two met again, when the victim was outside the bar using his cell phone around 1:10 a.m., the alleged attacker approached him and appeared to be offering a hug. Instead, he stabbed the other man in the back and upper left arm, NBC Chicago reports.

As of Sunday afternoon, the alleged attacker, who ran from the scene, has not been found or charged. According to the Tribune, he was described as a Hispanic man, roughly 5-foot-8, around 185 pounds with long black hair in a pony tail. His eyes were brown and he wore glasses.

The victim was taken to Advocate Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, according to NBC.

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