Battery victim stabs assailant at Sedgwick Brown Line station, police say

A CTA customer stabbed a man who assaulted him with a traffic cone at the Sedgwick Brown Line station Tuesday morning, police said. Prosecutors have deemed the stabbing self-defense.

An acquaintance of the 45-year-old victim followed him into the station and physically attacked him around 6:47 a.m., according to police. At one point, the offender used a traffic cone to strike the victim.

The victim defended himself by stabbing the assailant, age 46, in the upper chest, police said. An ambulance transported the offender to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

Police said no charges will be filed against the victim. Charges are pending against the offender. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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