Monday, June 19, 2017

Man Attacked with Chainsaw After Head-on Crash in Parking Lot of Commercial Building on Golf Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:12 PM Monday to a report of a crash and chainsaw attack in a parking lot at 559 West Golf Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a crash with injuries in a commercial building parking lot.

Police and firefighter/paramedics then received a report that a person was chasing another person with a chain saw at the scene of the crash.

Arlington Heights Fire Battalion Chief add himself to respond to the scene. A blue car and a silver car were found crashed head-on in the western part of the parking lot.

Multiple witnesses reported that a man waiting in a blue car swiped a chain saw at a silver car as it drove by in a parking lot. The driver of the silver car appeared to drive away, but the man with the blue car jumped in his car and sped around in the parking lot and crashed head-on into the silver car.

The man in the silver car jumped out of his car and started running eastbound in the parking lot. A witness said the man in the blue car opened his rear passenger driver's side door, pulled out a chainsaw and "fired it up." He then ran after the driver of the silver car.

The man from the silver car tripped and fell in the lot where a cellphone and blood was seen later at the crime scene. Witnesses said the man with the chainsaw then attacked the downed man as he tried to get up. The victim raised his arms to protect his body and head, and his arm or arms were hit by the running chainsaw. Witness said the atttacker then tried to hit the man in the leg with the chainsaw, but the chainsaw jammed.

Witnesses tried to help the victim get inside the building while the chainsaw was jammed. A witness said the attacker looked angry and frustrated when the chainsaw was jammed.

Some witnesses said the attacker ran right by them while he chased the victim inside, and re-started the chainsaw. The witnesses also said blood was spurting from the victim as he ran inside the building at 561 West Golf Road. Blood was seen on the sidewalk in front of the door to the business.

The victim was attacked again inside the commercial business space. The attacker then came back outside and took off his shirt and shoes and appeared to sit down an wait for police.

Police quickly secured the scene and took the attacker into custody. The police asked a witness the condition of the victim inside.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Witnesses also reported that the attacker was the ex-husband of the victim's girlfriend.

An official release from the Arlington Heights Police Department is expected later today or tomorrow.




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