Man stabbed, robbed on Red Line near Chicago Avenue

A CTA passenger was stabbed and robbed as he rode the Red Line on the North Side early Saturday, police said. No arrests have been made.

The victim, age 34, told police that a man approached him on the train and demanded his valuables as they rode southbound from North-Clybourn around 1:40 a.m. A fight broke out and the offender stabbed the victim three times in the leg with a knife, according to CPD’s Office of News Affairs.

Police said the offender then took cash from the victim’s pants pocket and exited at the Chicago Avenue stop. The victim trailed the offender to the station’s southeast exit, but he was unable to keep up with him.

An ambulance transported the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was listed in good condition.

According to the victim, the robber is a Black male in his mid-40’s with short hair and a gray beard who wore a black jacket.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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