Son of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Mugged Near Home

Zach Emanuel, who was attacked from behind by two men, required medical treatment but was able to join his family on a pre-planned vacation.

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Zach Emanuel (right) with his father Rahm during his bar mitzvah at the Western Wall in 2010.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum

The teenage son of Chicago's Jewish Mayor Rahm Emanuel was mugged and robbed near the family's home on Friday night, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Zach Emanuel, 17, was walking and talking on his cellphone in an upscale neighborhood at about 10 P.M. when two males approached him from behind, according to the police report of the incident.

"The Mayor's focus is on his son's well-being, and as parents, he and Amy ask that the media respect their family's privacy at this time," Emanuel's spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said in a statement.

Zach required medical treatment but "was able to join the family for a long-planned trip," according to the statement.

According to the police, one of the assailants "placed his arm around the victim's neck in a rear chokehold," and the second one struck the teen with a fist, knocking him to the ground. The robbers took the teen’s cellphone and patted him down.

"The offenders then asked the victim, 'What else you got?' (and) forced the victim to enter his security code to unlock the phone," the police report said.

No suspects have been reported. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.