Man stabbed, critically wounded near Art Institute

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A 57-year-old man was critically wounded in a stabbing in a garden at the Art Institute of Chicago downtown on Wednesday afternoon.

The man got into an argument with a 29-year-old man in the Art Institute’s South Garden in the 100 block of East Monroe at 4:43 p.m., and the younger man stabbed him in the neck,according to Chicago Police and astatement from the Art Institute.

The Art Institute’s security team called police and the victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, authorities said.

Police said the incident was “not a random act of violence.” A police source said the two men appeared to be panhandlers and are possibly homeless.

The 29-year-old was taken into custody and charges are pending Thursday morning, police said.

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