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Man charged in biting attack at Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival that wounded 2 men

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CHICAGO — A 33-year-old Chicago man is accused of biting two men in a seemingly random attack as the Arctic Monkeys performed at Lollapalooza earlier this month.

Cook County State's Attorney's Office spokesman Steve Campbell says Sergio Vicenteno is charged with aggravated battery in the Aug. 1 attack in Chicago. He has not entered a plea.

Vicenteno's attorney, Michael Gillespie, told The Associated Press Friday that the construction worker did not attack the other men but defended himself.

Prosecutors say Vicenteno bit one man's shin. When Ben Lenet, a friend of the man who was attacked, intervened Vicenteno bit Lenet's arm and drew blood.

The 29-year-old Lenet says another friend kicked the attacker, who then calmly walked away.

Lenet says he is taking antibiotics and has been tested for hepatitis and HIV.

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PHOTO: This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows 33-year-old Sergio Vicenteno who is charged with aggravated battery in an Aug. 1, 2014 attack at Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival. Vicenteno is accused of biting two men in a seemingly random attack as the Arctic Monkeys performed.  (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department)

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows 33-year-old Sergio Vicenteno who is charged with aggravated battery in an Aug. 1, 2014 attack at Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival. Vicenteno is accused of biting two men in a seemingly random attack as the Arctic Monkeys performed. (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department)

 

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