Woman stabbed on Red Line train at Chicago Avenue station

A 43-year-old woman is in fair condition after another woman stabbed her on a Red Line train at Chicago Avenue on Thursday morning, police said. According to a witness, the suspected attacker fled the scene with two children.

It happened aboard a southbound train around 11:50 a.m.

Police said the women were arguing on the train when the offender pulled out a sharp object and stabbed the victim in her arm and chest. The attacker was gone when police arrived. EMS took the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Officers searched the area for the assailant, but no arrests were announced. She was described as Black, 20- to 25-years-old, slim, and wearing a dark coat with light-colored pants. And she reportedly had two young children with her.

Area Three detectives are investigating the case.

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