Two stabbed on Red Line train in Uptown

Two people, including a teenage boy, were stabbed during an argument on a Red Line train in Uptown early Saturday, police said. No one is in custody.

An altercation broke out between the victims and a man who was wearing a ski mask as they rode a northbound train at Lawrence around 2:30 a.m., according to initial information from police.

The masked man reportedly stabbed the 15-year-old boy and a 39-year-old man as they tried to exit the train at Lawrence. He then fled from the train, the victims said. Both victims continued to ride the train to the next stop at Argyle where police and EMS were summoned.

Police said the older victim received a stab wound to his right arm. The boy was stabbed in his left arm. Both victims were listed in good condition at Weiss Hospital.

Three CTA train cars were impounded for examination by evidence technicians.

According to the victims, the offender is a thin black male who stands about 5’7” tall. He reportedly wore a black jacket, black hat, black mask, blue gloves, and gray sweatpants.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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