Men stabbed, robbed victim at Belmont Red Line, police say

The man was stabbed near the south staircase of the Belmont CTA station in Lakeview. | File

Two men stabbed and robbed a CTA passenger at the Belmont train station in Lakeview on Thursday evening, according to Chicago police.

The victim, 25, got into an argument with the two men while riding the Red Line, and all three exited at Belmont around 10:10 p.m., according to CPD.

While heading down the stairs from the platform, one of the offenders pulled out a sharp object and cut the man on the back and head, police said. The attackers took the man’s wallet and ran from the scene.

Chicago police officers were seen interviewing several witnesses at the train station. One of those witnesses told CWBChicago that the offenders ran back to the platform and exited the station from the north side of Belmont after the attack.

Evidence technicians were working crime scenes on the staircase and on the platform, where blood was visible on a train car. The attack was captured on video.

A police officer in the CTA surveillance operations center radioed descriptions of the suspects: a Hispanic male wearing a multi-color jacket that is partially red and orange and a heavyset Black male wearing a blue and black jacket with a white t-shirt underneath.

They were last seen heading west on Belmont.

Police said the victim is in serious condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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