A Streamwood man, who authorities say tried to stab to death his estranged wife, was ordered held on $2 million bail Thursday.
Filiberto Calderon, 37, was charged with attempted murder, a felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
Prosecutors say Calderon's wife ordered him out of their Hoffman Estates home several weeks ago. Calderon, who moved to the 300 block of Streamwood Boulevard, became angry last Friday after his wife refused to speak to him when he picked up their child, said Alyssa Grissom, Cook County assistant state's attorney.
Calderon told a friend on Saturday that he had a 10-inch knife and made a threat against his wife, Grissom said. The friend called Hoffman Estates police, who made a well-being check on the woman.
Then about 5 a.m. Sunday, as the woman left her Hoffman Estates home for work, Calderon approached her with his hands behind his back, Grissom said. He stabbed her, severing her abdominal muscle, and grabbed her hair, Grissom said.
She fell and a struggle ensued, during which the woman got control of the knife, tossed it onto the roof of the house and began to scream, Grissom said.
The woman was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she underwent surgery. She has since been released, Grissom said. Police recovered a knife from the roof.
Police arrested Calderon Wednesday afternoon on the 3100 block of Bode Road. On Thursday, a judge granted the woman an order of protection.
Calderon next appears in court on Sept. 28.