Two 12-year-olds among 5 juveniles charged with attacking, stabbing man at Roosevelt CTA station

Five juveniles, including two 12-year-olds, are charged with misdemeanors in connection with Friday’s assault and stabbing of a man outside the Roosevelt CTA station. None of them is charged with a felony.

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

Fire department personnel take the victim to an ambulance. | Citizen

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

Cops used CTA’s surveillance network to track their movements, and officers took them into custody near the 35th Street Green Line station.

A CPD spokesperson said all five of the people arrested are juveniles:

  • A 12-year-old boy is charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct causing bodily harm. He was also cited for fare jumping.
  • Another 12-year-old boy is charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct. CPD cited him for having weapons on CTA and not paying fare.
  • The others, boys ages 14, 16, and 17, are charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct. Police also cited them for fare jumping.

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