Man charged in O’Hare stabbing

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Police investigate a man stabbed early Wednesday at Terminal 5 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport | Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

A man has been charged with stabbing another man early Wednesday at O’Hare International Airport.

Segundo Pineda Ovalle, 57, of the Edgewater Beach neighborhood, was taken into custody Wednesday morning after he stabbed a 56-year-old man in Terminal 5 at the airport, Chicago police said.

Segundo Pineda Ovalle | Chicago police

Segundo Pineda Ovalle | Chicago police

The two men, both who officials said were known to solicit passengers for cab rides, got into an argument on the lower level of the terminal, where Pineda Ovalle took out a knife and stabbed the other man in the abdomen about 1:20 a.m., according to police.

The knife was recovered at the scene, police said.

The 56-year-old was treated at Lutheran General Hospital where his condition was stabilized. He identified Pineda Ovalle, who was arrested in Parking Lot D at the airport, police said.

Pineda Ovalle was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery and use of a deadly weapon, police said.

Judge Michael R. Clancy set his bail at $100,000 during a hearing Thursday, according to Cook County court records. His next court appearance was scheduled for Sept. 19.

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