Chase Bank downtown Chicago branch is near 600 North Dearborn
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Charges are pending after a Chase Bank employee was seriously injured in a stabbing inside a branch a few blocks from Chicago's Magnificent Mile Wednesday.
Chicago police said the 24-year-old woman was stabbed in the neck after having a "brief conversation" with a man inside the bank on the corner of Dearborn and Ohio in River North just after 11 a.m.
A man who did not want to be identified said he saw the suspect with a 5- to 6-inch knife.
"I saw a guy with a knife - a pretty big knife - with blood on it and he was running with a head of steam, and then, 30 seconds later, all the cops started coming then," he said.
The woman was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, police said.
On Thursday morning, officials said she was in serious condition.
A suspect was taken into custody Wednesday, and charges are pending in connection with the incident, Chicago police said.
A motive behind the attack is still unclear.
Area Three detectives are investigating.
Chase said it temporarily closed other branches in the area as a precaution on Wednesday.
On Thursday, the bank branch where the incident occurred was closed, along with a companion branch at Kinzie and Clark streets, Chase said.
The other branch is closed because it shares staff with the Dearborn location.
All other branches reopened as normal on Thursday.