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Two siblings stabbed while breaking up argument in South Chicago

Charges are pending against a man who stabbed a 17-year-old girl and her 19-year-old brother when they tried to break up an argument early Thursday in South Chicago.

The siblings were trying to break up an argument between their mom and the 65-year-old man at 2:48 a.m. in the 8700 block of South Commercial when the man grabbed a knife and stabbed them, according to the police.

The 17-year-old was stabbed in the chest and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, police said. The 19-year-old was stabbed in the leg and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

The 65-year-old man was in police custody Thursday morning, and charges against him were pending.