Hoffman Estates stabbing suspect hit by car in Schaumburg
The suspect in an early morning stabbing Wednesday in Hoffman Estates was struck by a car on Golf Road in Schaumburg shortly after the assault, authorities say, leading to his capture and a temporary closure of the heavily traveled roadway during the morning rush.
Hoffman Estates police responded to a call to the 1700 block of Pebble Beach Drive -- in the vicinity of Golf Road and Moon Lake Boulevard -- about 6 a.m. to find a man who had been stabbed in the hand and arm, Sgt. John Bending said.
The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries, he said.
At 6:32 a.m., police said, a man later identified as the stabbing suspect was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of West Golf Road and Walnut Lane in Schaumburg. He suffered nonlife-threatening injuries and the vehicle's driver was not injured, police said.
Horacio Sanchez, the owner of Elgin-based Tiger-Scape Inc. landscaping company, told ABC 7 it was one of his employees who was attacked as he was salting driveways at a townhouse community.
Sanchez told the TV station his employee, who had been in a snowplow with the window down, ran away after the initial attack but the attacker chased him.
Sanchez said his employee was able to take the knife away from the attacker before he flagged down a truck driver to take him to safety.
There was no police pursuit of the suspect in progress at the time he was hit by the car, according to Schaumburg police.
Charges are pending as Hoffman Estates police continue their investigation.