Two people have been charged in connection with a stabbing at a Naperville bar in the early morning hours Sunday.
A security guard at the BlackFinn American Saloon, 16 W. Jefferson, was stabbed in the abdomen about 1:32 a.m. during a fight with a man who was being escorted out of after being found smoking in the bathroom, police said.
The security guard underwent surgery after suffering what are believed to be nonlife-threatening injuries.
Adam B. Hearn, 31, of the 900 block of South Main Street, Lombard, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with great bodily harm and possession of a weapon by a felon.
According to a statement released by police, Hearn and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Kelly L. Cihlar, of 2700 block of Mohawk Drive, Woodridge, were found in a restroom smoking a cigarette and were asked to smoke outside.
Hearn then hurled verbal abuse at the security staff, who then asked the couple to leave for the night, police said.
As security staff began to escort the couple out of the bar, police said a fight broke out between Hearn and the victim.
Police said Hearn took a knife from his pocket and stabbed the security guard in the abdomen.
Several other security guards subdued Hearn until police arrived.
The victim was treated on the scene by the Naperville Fire Department and taken to Edward Hospital, where he underwent surgery.
Cihlar, who, police said, fought with responding units during the initial investigation, was also arrested and charged with obstruction of a police officer, resisting arrest, battery, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis, all misdemeanors.
Hearn was scheduled to appear in a DuPage County bond court this morning.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.