Man faces charges after assaulting medic at Lollapalooza

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man is facing charges after assaulting a paramedic and damaging equipment during the first night of Lollapalooza.

Chicago police said that Benjamin Shorb, of West Virginia, was being treated by emergency medical services officials at around 8 p.m. on Thursday, when he assaulted the medic.

Shorb is now facing two felony charges, one for aggravated battery and one for damaging government property.

Police said the 25-year-old offender was placed into custody and transported to Northwestern Hospital.
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