CHICAGO — Police issued a community alert warning about a man who stabbed a 15-year-old girl near a Woodlawn high school on Tuesday.
The girl was walking in the 1400 block of East 64th Street about 10:30 a.m. when a man in a black hooded sweatshirt came up to her from behind and said nothing before stabbing her in her right thigh, police said.
The man then ran westbound on 64th Street from Dorchester Avenue, police said in the alert.
The girl was taken to Comer Children's Hospital and was listed in good condition on Tuesday, the Chicago Fire Department said.
She was stabbed near Mount Carmel High School, an all-boys Catholic school. The incident did not happen on the campus, and no students or faculty were on the scene at the time of the stabbing, Mount Carmel spokeswoman Tessa Burke said.
The suspect is described in the alert as a black man with a heavy build about 30 years old and 5-foot-8 to 6 feet tall.
Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call detectives at 312-747-8380.