Alex Blickem of New Ulm, New Mexico, faces charges of aggravated assault causing grievous bodily harm, burglary, attempted first degree murder and aggravated bodily harm using a deadly weapon, Chicago police said Friday night.
He is accused of stabbing a man who was training in the gymnasium of his River North condo building early Thursday morning.
The attack occurred just before 5:30 a.m. at a skyscraper near Wabash and Hubbard, Chicago police said.
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A resident said that after the intruder entered the building, he went to the mail room and damaged packages. Then he somehow walked into the fitness center, where he stabbed a 38-year-old resident who was exercising there.
The victim was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, but subsequently stabilized. Chicago police arrested their suspected attacker and recovered a knife.
In a letter to residents, the property manager of the building said he is “reviewing all the security conditions of the building” and “will take whatever steps are necessary to protect River Plaza and all of its residents.”
Some residents said they felt very upset by the way the alleged abuser was able to enter the building and continue to the gym.
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