The police are confident that at last the man who threw the dynamite bomb into the ranks of the police on the night of May 4 is under arrest. Louis Lingg was arrested yesterday forenoon at 80 Ambrose street, in the southwestern part of the city, by a detail of detectives and patrolmen from the East Chicago avenue station.
The morning after the Haymarket riot Lingg moved from 442 Sedgwick street to Ambrose street, where he kept to his room closely, saying that he was sick. When arrested he made a desperate resistance. . . . The young anarchist was sitting at the table writing. He seemed to have instantly recognized his abrupt visitor as an officer and grabbed a large Remington revolver which lay upon the table. The officer sprang upon him before Lingg could shoot. The men grappled in a struggle for life, which was so desperate that neither could use his revolver. They rolled upon the floor, first one on top and then the other. Lingg got the officer's thumb in his mouth and bit it almost off. The woman [Lingg's landlady] began to scream. At this instant the policemen on the outside burst open the door and rushed in. Lingg was instantly overpowered and handcuffed. A long and keen dirk knife was found strapped to his waist. The patrol wagon was called and he was removed to the Hinman street station, about half a mile distant, where he was kept until 3 o'clock in the afternoon, when he was taken to the East Chicago avenue station. After his arrival there a large squad of officers were kept in the station and outsiders were locked out of every room except the public office. Capt. Schaack would not see a reporter during the remainder of the day. Lingg is a young German carpenter who had been rooming at 442 Sedgwick street, on the north side, with a young man named Selliger. On Thursday, May 6, the police visited this room. Lingg was not to be found, and his room-mate, Selliger, said he had not seen him since Wednesday morning and did not know where he was. Selliger was arrested and the room was searched. In Lingg's trunk were found two pistols, two long dynamite bombs, a large lot of shells and cartridges, and a quantity of anarchist pamphlets and newspapers. . . . In the trunk were a large number of letters and pieces of writing in German, which showed that Lingg had been one of the most rabid anarchists in the city, and that he was in correspondence with the leading agitators in this and other cities.