Stabbing suspect escapes SWAT team that surrounded Calumet City home

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A stabbing suspect in the south suburbs escaped Monday from a home surrounded by a SWAT team in Calumet City.

Authorities were called at 2:30 p.m. for a fighting in the street and found that someone had been beaten and stabbed, Calumet City police said in a statement. The person was treated at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.

Witnesses told police that the suspect was seen entering a home in the 500 block of Douglas Avenue, police said. A SWAT team showed up and surrounded the home.

Police executed a search warrant of the home later in the evening, but found no one inside, police said.

Anyone with tips is asked to call Calumet City police at 708-868-2500.