Girl, 17, slashed woman’s face on Loop train platform, police say

A 17-year-old girl repeatedly slashed a woman’s face during a fight on the Jackson Red Line platform Thursday evening, but her escape was cut short by Chicago cops who tracked her movements via the CTA’a extensive camera network. The stabbing is the second in less than a week on the transit agency’s downtown rail system.

Police responded to calls of a fight involving about eight people at the Jackson station around 9:20 p.m. and found a 30-year-old woman with multiple cuts to her face. Officers learned that she was cut by the younger female, who became aggressive and swung a sharp object several times during the altercation, police said. The attacker and other members of the group fled onto a northbound train which officers intercepted minutes later at Chicago-State.

Field officers, with assistance from cops who were monitoring CTA camera footage, arrested the teen there. Charges are pending.

The victim was listed in fair condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with facial lacerations, according to CPD.

Earlier this week, prosecutors filed attempted murder charges against a man who allegedly stabbed a CTA worker and injured a Chicago police officer at the Jackson Blue Line station Sunday evening.

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