COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A 22-year-old suburban man is accused of stabbing a Metra police sergeant three times with a knife as police tried to detain him at Union Station Saturday evening, according to police and court documents.
Caleb C. Pescetto, of the 200 block of North Hale Avenue in Bartlett, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, according to court documents.
Before the bloody attack happened, Metra police noticed a group of men fighting at a McDonald's restaurant inside the station's food court about 5:35 p.m., according to an arrest report.
The officer heard a man in a green sweatshirt, later identified as Pescetto, yelling "vulgar and obscene" remarks at other people in the food court, the report states. Others in the station begged him to stop, and someone said he had a knife, according to the report.
Pescetto was weilding the knife as multiple officers tried to take him into custody, according to the report. During the struggle, Pescetto stabbed the seargent in the right leg three times with a 3-inch blade, which was later taken from him, according to prosecutors and court documents.
The officer was taken to a local hospital, according to court documents.
Pescetto was arrested by Amtrak police, authorities said.
In court, Pescetto's lawyers said their client attended high school in Bartlett and most recently worked in construction.
A Cook County judge ordered Pescetto held in lieu of $350,000 bail.