Ex-aldermanic candidate faces assault charge

October 14, 2008 2:38:00 PM PDT
A former candidate for alderman in Chicago is charged with assault in an apparent road rage incident in the northwest suburbs. Salman Aftab is accused of following a motorist into a parking lot in Rolling Meadows and then hitting him repeatedly with a metal rod. Aftab is charged with one count each of battery and aggravated assault.

Aftab was a candidate in the aldermanic race for the 50th Ward in 2007, eventually losing to incumbent Bernard Stone.