Dispute at Starbucks ends with man in hospital

Tori Latham, City Editor

Two Evanston residents got into a dispute Thursday at a local Starbucks that escalated into a physical confrontation, police said.

At about 7:35 a.m., two men — a 61-year-old and 66-year-old — got into a verbal argument at Starbucks, 528 Dempster St., Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan told The Daily.

The argument became physical and the 61-year-old man had a heart-related medical emergency, Dugan said.

The man was transported to Presence Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave, officials said. As of 9:20 a.m. he was still in the emergency room, but alive and sedated, Dugan added.

“We’re just trying to work it out, check the video and ask witnesses,” Dugan said. “We’ll work from there in order to determine what happened.”

Julian Gerez contributed reporting.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that the dispute happened on Tuesday. It actually happened on Thursday. The Daily regrets the error.

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