FOUND Hotel employee in River North accused of stabbing man, getting angry and leaving guests in terror – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – Thursday night’s video showed a River North hotel employee getting aggressive and throwing luggage – and moments later a man was stabbed.

As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, a group traveled to Chicago for a getaway Thursday night and planned to stay at the FOUND Hotel Chicago, 613 N. Wells St., where they said they had reservations. . But when they arrived, things got ugly and violent.

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A few hours later, suitcases were placed on the sidewalk in front of the hotel. The bags belonged to a distraught woman who was seen standing inside a police tape, to whom a hotel employee had said some time earlier: “F ** k out.”

The employee is accused of threatening the woman in the lobby with a knife, after he allegedly stabbed her fiance as they tried to check in.

“The receptionist was just very aggressive,” said a woman who was with the group. “I think we thought we had booked what we thought was a hostel. We booked what we thought was a room for all of us. He said it wasn’t on his side, and it escalated from there.

The woman in the group said the employee and her friend first exchanged words.

“The next thing I know is that they’re swaying tangled up against each other,” she said.

The video does not show the fight, but it does show the employee – dressed in a red shirt – brandishing a knife after witnesses said he lost the fight.

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CBS 2 was there when police escorted the same employee in a red shirt from work – this time in handcuffs.

“He was shouting at them to get the F. out. He doesn’t want to greet them,” said another woman in the lobby, “then he took out a knife from behind the desk and stabbed the guy in the middle of it. them who were fighting. “

The witness said the worker was enraged and showed no signs of dropping the knife.

Thierry: “After he stabs the person checking in, what else does he do?”

Witness: “He just held up the knife like he wanted to stab everyone, and we all ran.”

Those in the lobby at the time included the man who was stabbed in the side. He tripped on the sidewalk on Wells Street, near Ontario Street.

Meanwhile, as for the employee, the witness said: “He kept screaming. He kept screaming. He was always throwing things. So I ran to the second floor and locked myself in an empty room.

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The worker did not run. In fact, he came back behind the reception and did not leave the hotel until the police arrested him.

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