Efrain Lopez, 48, of Crystal Lake.

A law enforcement task force has arrested a Crystal Lake man after he was charged in the murder of a 26-year-old man that was stabbed to death in Chicago, authorities said.

Efrain Lopez, 48, of the 400 block of West Buckingham Drive in Crystal Lake, was charged with one count of first-degree murder.

The Chicago Police Department said on Friday that Lopez was positively identified as the suspect in a stabbing.

An altercation occurred at a Subway restaurant in the 3300 block of West North Avenue in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood on September 23.

Police said Lopez pulled out a knife and stabbed another man during the fight.

The victim, a 26-year-old man, was stabbed in the chest around 9:15 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Paramedics transported the victim, a Chicago resident, to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead just after 10 p.m., the medical examiner said.

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Lopez fled from the scene in a white Toyota sedan, police said. Authorities did not say what led to the altercation.

The Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Lopez on Thursday after a warrant was issued for him.

Lopez appeared in bond court Friday at the Cook County Central Court. A judge ordered him held without bond.

He remains held in the Cook County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court again on January 5.