Man attacked with box cutter during robbery on Red Line train

A 45-year-old man was stabbed repeatedly with a box cutter and robbed Tuesday night as he rode a Red Line train on the North Side, police said. No arrests have been made.

The man was riding northbound from Berwyn to Argyle around 10:30 p.m. when the offender approached him with a box cutter and asked what time it was, police said.

Suddenly, the offender became aggressive and started stabbing the victim, who suffered cuts to his throat, hand, and right thigh, according to CPD.

The offender took the victim’s wallet and got off the train when it stopped at Argyle.

An ambulance transported the victim to Weiss Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.

Officers at the scene said the suspect is a bald Black male in his 50’s with a slim build who stands about 5’8” tall.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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