A Cook County judge set bail at $1 million last Friday for a Palos Hills man charged with attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery after allegedly stabbing his wife and daughter Jan. 7, police said.
Waldemar Dzbik, 50, stabbed his wife with a collector’s keepsake knife multiple times in the bathroom of their home in the 9700 block of Maple Crest Drive, police said. He stabbed his 19-year-old daughter once in the chest when she tried to pull him off her mother, police said.
Both victims were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where Dzbik’s wife underwent surgery, police said. His daughter was treated and released, officials said.
The incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. When police arrived, they located the victim and her daughter at a neighbor’s house. Dzbik, meanwhile, fled in his Volkswagen Jetta. Palos Hills Police Chief Paul Madigan found Dzbik sitting in his car at 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a McCook trucking company, police said.
Dzbik drove away when he saw Madigan approach his car, but he was later arrested by Madigan near 47th Street and Harlem Avenue, according to reports.
Police have responded in the past to domestic disturbances at the house, they said.