30-year-old man fatally stabbed at Hawthorne Race Course

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CICERO, Ill. -- A 30 year-old was found stabbed to death at Hawthorne Race Course on Wednesday night. The body was discovered in the living quarters. The identity isn't yet released.

Hawthorne Race Course says its security learned about a physical altercation between two employees of trainers stabled on the "backstretch." It says security called police and medical services, who quickly arrived on the scene. It says it is cooperating with the investigation.

Police are holding three persons of interest. Two of them were taken into custody on Wednesday night, and the third on Thursday morning near Midway Airport.

Police plan to start interviewing the suspects on Thursday afternoon.

Races at Hawthorne will go on as planned at 2:10pm.

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