Chicago police have released photographs of a man suspected of demanding money from a female doctor and attempting to sexually assault her in her North Side office Monday evening.
The doctor managed to disarm her knife-wielding assailant and badly cut him on one or both of his hands, police said this morning.
The doctor was alone in her office in a medical professional building in the 2900 block of North Commonwealth Ave. near St. Joseph Hospital in the Lakeview East neighborhood about 6:30 p.m. when a man came in asking for directions to another office, said Police Officer Laura Kubiak.
He then displayed a knife, put it to the doctor's throat and forced her to the floor, Kubiak said. The doctor, in her 30s, suffered a puncture wound to her thigh. She was also punched.
But "she managed to disarm him and cut him" before he fled, Kubiak said.
His hand wounds were severe enough to seemingly require medical attention, Kubiak said.
Police are examining videotape from security cameras, Kubiak said.
He was described as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, 145 to 160 pounds, with dark skin and dark hair. He wore a plaid shirt and blue jeans and carried a dark-colored single strap back pack.