Fire Department officials said the man suffered from minor lacerations after an incident at 945 W. Belmont near a CTA Red Line station. The victim is in stable condition, officials said.
According to a witness, the man was chased by a mob of 30 to 40 people near the Belmont station. After being chased into an alley, he was attacked and stabbed in the eye with a glass bottle, the witness said.
An off-duty security guard from a diner near Belmont and Wilton ran out to help. He held the injured man in his arms and called for help, according to the witness.
"As a bystander today, it was kind of sad to see really. I don't know what prompted the action but to see one guy against a whole mob is just kind of cowardly in my opinion," said Brandon Reiser, witness.
Authorities have not confirmed the information provided by the witness.