Man slashed with knife during argument at Belmont Red Line station

The Belmont Red, Brown, and Purple Line platform in Oct. 2019. | File

A 55-year-old man was cut in the face with a knife during a fight at a Lakeview CTA station on Tuesday afternoon, police said. No one is in custody.

The victim said he got into an argument with at least two strangers as he exited a train at the Belmont stop, 945 West Belmont, around 3:30 p.m. When the altercation turned physical, the man reported, one of the other men pulled out a “large knife” and sliced his face.

An ambulance crew transported the man to Thorek Hospital for treatment of a laceration to his nose, according to a CPD spokesperson.

The victim said the man who cut him is black, in his 20’s, about 5’8” tall and wore a white t-shirt with blue jeans.

Last Wednesday, a 15-year-old boy was stabbed during an unrelated incident at the same CTA station.

In that case, an argument between two groups of males escalated and turned physical around 5:45 p.m. At some point, an unknown offender pulled out a switchblade and stabbed the victim in his right thigh near the station’s north entrance turnstiles.

No arrests have been made in either case.