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Bike rider slugs pedestrian

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Evanston police say a pedestrian who complained about how a bicyclist was riding downtown this morning ended up being hit in the face and threatened with a knife by the man on the bike.

The incident happened about 11 a.m. near the intersection of Church Street and Maple Avenue,

The victim told police that the cyclist, described as a short man in his 30s with a pockmarked face, then rode off, after claiming he also had a gun.

Within minutes police were able to take a suspect into custody a few blocks west on Church near Ridge Avenue and the victim positively identified the suspect as the man who'd attacked him.

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