Attackers stabbed a man at the Roosevelt CTA station, then beat him in the street, police say

Cops arrested five suspects after a man was stabbed inside the Roosevelt CTA station and then beaten in the middle of Roosevelt Road on Friday evening, according to Chicago police.

The 30-year-old victim got into a physical altercation with five males inside the train station around 6:12 p.m., CPD said in a media alert. One member of the group pulled a knife and stabbed him in the chest.

The fight moved into the street, where a passing patrol officer saw the group punching and kicking the victim as he lay on the ground. All five offenders returned to the station and boarded a southbound train.

Cops used CTA’s surveillance network to track their movements, and officers took them into custody near the 35th Street Green Line station. At least three of the five are juveniles. Charges were pending.

EMS took the victim to Insight Hospital and Medical Center in fair condition.

Friday’s stabbing is the latest in a string of violent incidents on the CTA system this week.

  • A man was stabbed and robbed by a group of offenders at the Cermak Green Line station Wednesday night.
  • Groups of attackers physically assaulted and robbed victims on the Red and Green Line systems in the Loop Tuesday.
  • On Monday evening, someone pushed a Red Line train operator from the Granville platform.

No arrests were announced for the earlier crimes.

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