Man stabbed during fight on Red Line train, police say

A man was stabbed during a fight on a Red Line train near the Chicago station shortly before noon Tuesday, police said. It’s the latest sign that officials are not meeting promise to reduce violence on the city’s transit system.

Police, citing preliminary information from a witness, said the victim got into an argument that turned physical while riding the train around 11:45 a.m.

During the fight, the offender pulled out a knife and stabbed the 40-year-old victim in the abdomen. The victim exited at the Chicago station, 800 North State, while the offender continued northbound on the train, according to information gathered at the scene.

EMS took the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

CPD did not release a description of the offender. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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