Update 1:50 p.m. — Chicago police have released a media statement: “The victim, a 40-year-old male, was riding a train when a male offender approached and grabbed the victim’s personal property. The offender then stabbed the victim in the abdomen and thigh. The victim was transported to Illinois Masonic Hospital in serious condition. The offender was quickly located and placed into custody. Charges are pending.”
CWBChicago’s original report follows.
A suspect is in custody after a man was stabbed while riding a Red Line train on Thursday morning. The circumstances are not yet clear, but a Chicago police officer at the scene initially classified the incident as an armed robbery with a knife.
Chicago police did not yet have an official summary about what happened. Here is some preliminary information:
Chicago police received calls of a person with a knife on a southbound Red Line train at Fullerton around 5:15 a.m. That was quickly followed by calls of a person stabbed on a southbound train at the North-Clybourn station, 1599 North Clybourn.
Officers found a man with a stab wound on his hip on the southbound platform at North-Clybourn. Chicago police also arrested a suspect and recovered a knife on the northbound platform, according to officers at the scene.
The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.