Man charged with stabbing 17-year-old in South Loop

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Chris Cervantes | Chicago Police

A man charged with stabbing a 17-year-old boy over the weekend in the South Loop was ordered held without bond Monday.

Chris Cervantes, 19, faces one count of attempted first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police.

Cervantes and the 17-year-old got into an argument in the 800 block of South Wabash about 6 p.m. Saturday, police said. Cervantes pulled out a “cutting instrument” and stabbed the 17-year-old in the neck.

The teen was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, police said.

Cervantes, of the 6200 block of South Tripp, ran away after the attack but was later taken to into custody. He was ordered held without bond Monday and is next scheduled to appear in court March 21.

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