A 26-year-old Oak Park man apparently stabbed himself in the thigh after being re- moved from a Madison Street bar, according to the Forest Park Police Department.

Officers first arrived outside the bar in the 7500 block of Madison Street a little after 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13, to investigate a stabbing. Witnesses told police a man and his girlfriend had just left the scene in a vehicle and were headed to the hospital.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a man and his girlfriend had been kicked out of the bar earlier that evening since the man had previously been banned from the same location. The man refused to leave and allegedly pulled out a pocket knife to threaten the bartender. He was eventually escorted from the bar with the help of his girlfriend, but a scuffle ensued outside, and the man stabbed himself with the pocket knife in his upper thigh.

Other officers continued the investigation at Rush Oak Park Hospital where the stabbing victim told police he was walking toward the bar exit when someone pushed him from behind because he was walking too slowly. At that point, he became angry and “blacked out.” He did not remember how he had been stabbed but claimed he did not stab himself.

The man was given a citation for trespassing.

This information was obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.