Migrant shelter resident charged with attempted murder for Red Line knife attack

Carlos Pascual Gomez | Chicago Police Department; T from Mansfield MA

CHICAGO — A man who lives at a downtown Chicago migrant shelter faces attempted murder charges for stabbing a man on the Red Line.

Carlos Pascual Gomez, 32, will appear for a detention hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon.

In a brief media statement, Chicago police said Gomez stabbed and seriously injured a 34-year-old man in the 500 block of North State on Monday afternoon. Shortly after the stabbing, CPD said the attack occurred around 3:30 p.m. on a Red Line train near the Grand stop, which is located at 521 North State.

Officers arrested Gomez less than an hour later in the first block of North State after he was identified as the assailant, the CPD media statement said. He allegedly damaged a vehicle at that location.

He is charged with attempted murder and felony criminal damage to property.

The statement said his home address is in the 300 block of South Plymouth Court, the same block where the Standard Club migrant shelter operates. Gomez listed the shelter address as his home when he was arrested for allegedly having alcohol or drugs on the Red Line at State-Lake, according to court records.

That charge was dropped in August.

More information about the new allegations will be revealed during his court appearance. CWBChicago will update this report with information from the detention hearing.

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