A Cook County prosecutor was sent to the hospital after being stabbed while defending two men from an anti-gay attack in Chicago, the Sun-Times reports.
The 32-year-old man, who has not been identified, was walking by himself in Chicago’s Lincoln Park when he saw two people approach two men and call them gay slurs, state’s attorney’s office spokeswoman Sally Daly told the Sun-Times.
The prosecutor yelled at the men and tried to stop the two assailants. However, the attackers then physically attacked him.
They slashed the prosecutor multiple times, cutting his face, right side and arms. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A full police investigation is underway.