Man stabbed during fight on Red Line train at Addison

The lights of Wrigley Field are seen from the Addison Red Line platform in 2019. | CWBChicago

Chicago — A man is hospitalized after being repeatedly stabbed during a fight aboard a Red Line train in Wrigleyville overnight, Chicago police said.

The 36-year-old victim told police another man approached him on the train at Addison and began punching him around 3:15 a.m. He fought back, and the assailant pulled out a small knife that he used to stab the victim, police said.

EMS took the victim to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition for treatment of several puncture wounds. The offender, whom police did not describe, fled the scene.

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