Man found near creek had self-inflicted injury

Rolling Meadows police say a chest laceration suffered by a man found Monday morning near Salt Creek was self-inflicted.

Police said officers responding to a request for a well-being check located the injured man just before 9:30 a.m., lying in a wooded area adjacent to the creek near Barker Avenue and Central Avenue.

Police said the man’s wound did not appear life-threatening and likely happened Sunday evening. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

“A thorough search yielded no threat to any surrounding areas,” police said in a news release Tuesday morning.

An updated news release Tuesday afternoon states that further investigation revealed the injury to be self-inflicted.

Police said outreach services will be offered to the man, whose name was not released due to the nature of the incident.

• Daily Herald staff writer Christopher Placek contributed to this report.


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