A 36-year-old man has been charged after police say he stabbed another man in the face, leaving him seriously injured, in Marengo Monday afternoon.
The Marengo Police Department and Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts responded around 12:35 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of Maple Street in Marengo for a report of a stabbing.
Officers arrived and quickly evaluated the scene, determining that the offender had left, Marengo Police Department Sgt. Andrew Kjellgren said.
Paramedics were called in to tend to the male victim who was suffering from serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The subject, who sustained a facial stab wound, was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley.
Kjellgren said officers were able to determine that the offender was Benjamin Boss, 36, of the 600 block of East Grant Highway in Marengo.
Officers arrested Boss at his residence and he was charged with aggravated battery in a public place, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery causing disfigurement and unlawful use of a weapon.
Boss was transported to the McHenry County Jail to await a bond hearing.
The Marengo Police Department continues to investigate the incident.
Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the police department at 815-568-7231.