Teenager stabs girl, 16, at Illinois State Fair, police say

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By The State Journal-Register

Illinois State Police say a 16-year-old girl stabbed by another teen Saturday night at the Illinois State Fair should be released from the hospital on Sunday.

Police arrested a 17-year-old girl for allegedly stabbing the younger girl inside the carnival. State troopers were immediately on scene and recovered the weapon.

Preliminary investigation indicates the stabbing was an isolated incident, state police said in a release.


The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office and the Springfield Police Department are assisting with patrols on the perimeter of the fairgrounds and conservation police are helping patrol the inside.

Any fairgoers who witnesses any criminal activity are encouraged to notify law enforcement.


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