LET’S GET TO THE GRUESOME THIS WEEK-DEATHS AND MURDERS AT THE MUSEUMS! FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE:
Charges are pending against a 29-year-old man who allegedly stabbed another man in the neck outside the Art Institute of Chicago on the evening of June 10.
The stabbing occurred in the Art Institute’s south garden, which houses several large sculptures including Alexander Calder’s Flying Dragon.
Both men are homeless, according to and the 57-year-old victim remains in critical condition.
Officials at the museum were able to provide a detailed description of the assailant, who was apprehended after fleeing the scene. He currently faces charges of either aggravated battery or attempted murder.
“I’m surprised that something like this would happen outside the art museum, especially on a day like today with so many people out,” said a local resident.