Man, 50, charged in Chicago chain saw attack
CHICAGO — A 50-year-old Chicago man is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after authorities say he attacked his neighbor with a chain saw, nearly severing the man's fingers.
Anthony Metcalf is set to appear in bond court on Friday for the attack that took place shortly before 2 a.m. on Wednesday.
Preston Smith was injured in the attack, which he says happened after he and Metcalf were drinking in a backyard. The two are longtime friends.
Smith told The Chicago Sun-Times after the attack that he didn't know what prompted his friend to lunge at him with a chain saw, but said the man was "a lot intoxicated."
Smith was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
It wasn't immediately clear if Metcalf had an attorney.