DePaul Stabbing Unrelated To Student Protest, University Says – Lincoln Park

A canceled appearance by conservative pundit Gavin McInnes led to protests outside DePaul’s Student Center Tuesday evening.
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DEPAUL — A man was charged with stabbing another in an argument down the street from a protest outside DePaul’s student center Tuesday evening, but the university and Chicago Police said the incidents were not connected.

According to Chicago Police, a 36-year-old man was charged with reckless conduct and bodily harm after stabbing a 28-year-old man at 2331 N. Sheffield Ave. about 7 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the two men were “engaged in a verbal altercation” that “became physical.”

Chicago police said the knife-wielding man was “subdued” by a witness and DePaul public safety officers before being arrested. The stabbing victim was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where police reported him in good condition.

Conservative pundit Gavin McInnes proved to be a polarizing influence even without appearing at DePaul Tuesday.
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Police did not release the name of the man charged, as the crime is a misdemeanor. He was given a July 26 court date.

The argument took place down the street from where protesters railed at each other outside DePaul’s student center, at 2250 N. Sheffield, over a canceled appearance by conservative TV pundit Gavin McInnes.

According to the student newspaper the DePaulia, the Chicago General Defense Committee gathered outside the student center to celebrate the university’s cancellation of the McInnes appearance originally set for Tuesday night.

The Committee’s “Rally Against Hate” participants were met by members of the DePaul College Republicans, who had sought to bring McInnes to the campus, but were overruled by university…

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