Using “Large Filet Knife,” Man Threatened CTA Passengers After Cubs Game

Edwards (inset) allegedly used a large knife to threaten people in the Addison station after a Cubs game.

A Woodlawn man is accused of chasing people with a filet knife on the Addison Red Line station platform after the Cubs lost to the LA Dodgers at Wrigley Field last Thursday night.

Multiple callers reported seeing the man going wild at the station, 940 West Addison, shortly before 1 a.m.

Police arrived to find 34-year-old Larry Edwards on the platform “holding a large filet knife in his hands and yelling.” Edwards complied with an officer’s order to drop the weapon and no one was injured, police said.

Edwards had entered the station, jumped the turnstile and “produced a large knife and began waving it around in a menacing matter, threatening people and causing crowds to run in fear for their safety,” a CTA employee told police.

He is charged with reckless conduct, unlawful use of a weapon, and trespassing on CTA property.

Edwards was freed on a recognizance bond.

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