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CHICAGO (CBS) — A 57-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder, after police said he intentionally hit a woman with his vehicle during a picnic on Saturday in Logan Square.
Timothy Nielsen has been charged with four counts of attempted murder, and is due to appear for a bond hearing Monday afternoon.
Police said, around 5:15 p.m. Saturday, he intentionally jumped the curb with his vehicle, and drove at a group of people gathered for a picnic on the 2900 block of West Logan Boulevard.
Nielsen struck a 42-year-old woman, who became trapped under the vehicle. She was seriously injured and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.
Published reports indicating Nielsen yelled anti-Asian rhetoric were not immediately confirmed.
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