Man stabbed during altercation on Red Line train

A 46-year-old man was stabbed in the head Saturday evening during an altercation on the Red Line, police said. 

According to CPD, the victim and another passenger got into an argument as they rode the train near Bryn Mawr around 8:45 p.m. The situation escalated, and the offender began stabbing the victim in the top of his head with an unknown object. Police said the attacker got off the train when it stopped at the Bryn Mawr station, 1119 West Bryn Mawr, a few moments later.

An ambulance transported the man to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. His condition was not known.

The suspect was described as a Black male who’s about 50-years-old and stands about 6’2” tall. He’s thin, has light salt-and-pepper facial hair, wore a white t-shirt with jeans, and carried a blue bag or backpack, according to a witness.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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