Man charged with attempted murder after elderly woman stabbed near Union Station

A California man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing near Union Station that left an elderly woman in critical condition.

Wilson Barreno, 25, is charged with the following, according to Chicago police:

  • One felony count of attempted first-degree murder
  • One felony count of aggravated battery/great bodily harm/60+
  • One felony count of aggravated battery/use deadly weapon

He was arrested shortly after the stabbing occurred, just before 2 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of W. Tilden Street after being identified as the suspect, CPD said.

The stabbing happened around 1:30 p.m. and the victim, a 71-year-old woman, was near the sidewalk when Barreno put his arm around her neck and stabbed her seven times in the neck, shoulder and back, according to the CPD arrest report.

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At last check, the woman is still in critical condition.

Barreno, of Oakland, California, is set to appear in court for a detention hearing on June 7.