A man walking his dog yesterday morning in the 300 block of Lee Street told Evanston police he was threatened by a man wielding a 3.5-inch knife with a red handle.

The victim, 54, whose name was not released by police, said the offender made remarks about his dog and said he was going to kill him with his knife, police reported.

As the offender walked away, the victim attempted to take a photo of him with his cell phone, according to EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott.

The offender was described as a 6-foot-2-inch-tall black male wearing a black North Face coat, Parrott said.

The case is under investigation. Anyone with information that could be helpful in locating the offender  is invited to text the information anonymously to 274637 and start the message with EPDTIP to ensure the tip is routed to the proper police department.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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