Blotter: May 17

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

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Local man throws knife at cop

Evanston police arrested a man in south Evanston on Wednesday in connection with aggravated assault, police said.

Witnesses reported the 57-year-old man was waving a knife near his son in an apartment building in the 600 block of Case Street, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

When officers arrived at the building, the man fled into his apartment, then threw a six-inch butcher knife toward a police officer, nearly striking the officer, Parrott said. The man then locked himself in his apartment.

Police forced their way in and found the man hiding in a closet. The man’s son was not located.

The man is scheduled to appear in court June 26.

Man wields baseball bat after road rage incident

A man threatened another man with a baseball bat Wednesday evening while driving near the Evanston-Chicago border, police said.

An unidentified man cut off a Chicago resident while driving about 7 p.m., Parrott said. The Chicago resident subsequently honked his horn at the man, who began following the resident in his car.

When the Chicago resident realized he was being followed, he pulled into a parking lot in the 1800 block of Howard Street, exited his 1995 black Subaru with a baseball bat and threatened the Chicago man, Parrott said.

A witness called the police and the man fled, Parrott said, adding that the altercation was likely the result of road rage.

— Ciara McCarthy

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