A 47-year-old man was found stabbed Thursday evening on the Clinton Blue Line station platform, 426 South Clinton, according to police and a witness. No one is in custody and details are thin.
Officially, police said the man “sustained a puncture wound to an unknown area of the body and was transported to a local hospital in fair condition.”
However, a witness reported that the man “collapsed” on the Clinton platform around 5:50 p.m. after being stabbed. The witness recognized the victim as a possibly homeless person who frequents the area. It was unclear if the stabbing took place inside the CTA facility or if the victim entered the station after being attacked at street level.
Only a vague description of the offender was available: a black male with a dark complexion who fled from the station in an unknown direction.
Editor’s note: Police issued a statement saying that the victim is 46-years-old. A source confirmed his correct age to be 47.
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