A Riverside police officer responded to the stabbing of a 53-year-old male from Cicero at around 11:30 a.m. July 1, according to a news release from the Riverside Police Department.
The officer was performing a traffic stop at Harlem Avenue and Addison Road when a car pulled up and a female passenger informed the officer that her husband had been stabbed.
The officer found the victim sitting in a vehicle and bleeding profusely, with a stab wound to his abdomen, according to the release.
The victim told officers he was walking his dog at Miller Meadows, a forest preserve across from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, when he got into a dispute with an individual he did not know. The suspect then slashed and stabbed the victim on the right side of his abdomen with a cutting device, which the victim thought was a box cutter.
The victim was transported to Loyola Hospital by Riverside paramedics. The victim's wife, a 52-year-old female from Cicero, was also transported to Loyola Hospital after she felt faint, due to her husband being stabbed.
The case is being handled by the Forest Preserve District Police.