Robber hits Red Line passenger with a bottle overnight

A CTA passenger was hit in the head with a bottle during a robbery on the Red Line near Chicago Avenue overnight police said. Minutes later, police found another man bleeding outside the Clark-Division Red Line station after he was reportedly attacked by a man with a knife.

The robbery happened on a northbound train around 3:30 a.m. Police said the robber hit a 57-year-old man on the top of the head with a bottle and took the victim’s wallet and money from his pocket.

The offender fled at Clark-Division while the passenger rode to North-Clybourn, where he sought help. EMS took the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition with a laceration to his head.

Police did not release a description of the offender.

Also around 3:30 a.m., police responded to calls of a man bleeding while walking around near the Clark-Division station, 1200 North Clark. Police found a 30-year-old man on the sidewalk with a cut on his wrist.

He told officers that a stranger cut him with a large knife, but the victim appeared intoxicated and gave conflicting information about what happened and where it occurred, police said.

An ambulance took him to Northwester in fair condition.

Area Three detectives are investigating both incidents.

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