Chainsaw attack: Chicago man says longtime friend attacked him

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CHICAGO (AP) - A 55-year-old man on Chicago's South Side says he's still trying to figure out what prompted a long-time friend to attack him with a chain saw.

Preston Smith tells the Chicago Sun-Times that he believes his neighbor was "a lot intoxicated" when he lunged at Smith, nearly cutting off fingers on his left hand.

Chicago Police say the incident in the Washington Heights neighborhood took place shortly before 2 a.m. on Wednesday after the men were drinking together in a backyard.

CPD spokesman Michael Sullivan says Smith's fingers were still attached when he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he's in stable condition.

So far, no arrests have been made.


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