Arlington Heights crime: 2 injured, 1 critically, in suburban gas station stabbing incident

Man stabbed in chest at BP on Arlington Heights Road, police said
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (WLS) -- Two people were injured, one critically, after a report of a man with a knife at an Arlington Heights gas station Tuesday night, police said.

Arlington Heights police and fire crews responded just before 7:30 p.m. to a BP gas station in the 2200-block of South Arlington Heights Road for a report of a man with a knife and a man stabbed in the chest.

The man who was stabbed was critically injured and taken to a local hospital, where he stabilized, police said.

A second person was also cut and hospitalized, but he has since been released.

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Several people left the scene of the stabbing before officers arrived, police said, and the suspect is not in custody.

However, he does not pose a current threat to the public, according to police.

This appears to be an isolated incident.

The incident spurred a large police and fire response, and officers are processing multiple crime scenes.

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