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Illinois Suspect Used Bike, Ax In Attempt To Murder Man Sleeping In Parking Garage, Cops Say

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Apr. 18 2023, Updated 11:54 a.m. ET

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A man in suburban Chicago ran someone over in a parking garage with a bicycle, then swung an ax at him, police say.

Mitchell Nowak, 50, was charged with attempted murder Monday after trouble erupted under Arlington Heights around sunrise Sunday.

Police say Nowak and his alleged victim knew each other.

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The victim was sleeping in the underground parking garage when Nowak rode a bike over his legs, police told WGN-TV.

Then Nowak reportedly hit the alleged victim with both ends of an ax, talking about killing him.


The alleged victim found an emergency call box in the garage and used it to get help. Nowak reportedly ran away after the emergency call, but was captured later.

The unnamed alleged victim complained of several injuries, but declined to receive treatment at a hospital.

A police statement reviewed by the Chicago Sun-Times said Nowak was held on $200,000 bond, pending a court appearance Friday, May 12. He's also accused of damaging property in downtown Arlington Heights.


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