A 15-year-old boy is in good condition after being stabbed Wednesday evening during a brawl inside the Belmont Red Line station, police said. No one is in custody.
An argument between two groups of males escalated and turned physical around 5:45 p.m., according to a police spokesperson. At some point, an unknown offender pulled out a switchblade and stabbed the victim in his right thigh near the CTA station’s north entrance turnstiles.
Responding officers applied a tourniquet to stem bleeding from the wound and an ambulance transported the boy to Lurie’s Children’s Hospital for treatment.
Police began searching the area for two offenders. One is described as a white male in his mid-teens who stands about 5’10” tall. He was armed with a switchblade. The other is a black male between 15- and 17-years-old. He wore a black hoodie with some red in it. Both suspects fled eastbound on Belmont, according to witnesses.
Area North detectives are investigating.