Man stabbed on Red Line, but his friends refuse to cooperate with police, officers say

Police are investigating after a 21-year-old man was found stabbed at the Roosevelt CTA station on Wednesday evening. The Chicago police investigation has been hampered because about a dozen people who were traveling with him refused to cooperate, according to officers at the scene.

In a media statement, CPD said a man approached the victim and made “derogatory remarks” while riding the Red Line around 10:45 p.m. The attacker fled the scene on foot after the altercation, the statement said.

EMS took the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition with stab wounds to his torso and elbow.

Officers at the scene described the suspect as a Hispanic man with short hair. He was wearing a blue t-shirt with gray sweatpants and was carrying a bottle of Jose Cuervo.

CTA surveillance video showed the victim was with about 12 people after being stabbed, but none of his friends would help with the police investigation, and they left after cops arrived, officers said.

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