A woman was blinded in a savage attack in Rogers Park by a man who stabbed her in the eyes and face, then cut the tendons in both her wrists and a major artery in her leg.
Officers responding to a battery call found the man standing over the 21-year-old woman around 6:20 a.m. in the 1600 block of West Touhy Avenue
It was not clear how the two knew each other, but police said they had met to talk and the man became enraged and started stabbing her.
The woman was taken in serious condition to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. Police said she was left blind by the attack and suffered major damage to an artery in her left thigh.
The man, 23, was arrested and also taken to St. Francis Hospital, where he was treated for minor cut wounds to his hands. He lives in the 6900 block of West Nelson Avenue in the Montclare neighborhood on the Northwest Side