2 hospitalized after fight, stabbing aboard a Red Line train in River North

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CHICAGO — A fight aboard a Red Line train left two men hospitalized with knife wounds on Monday night.

Chicago cops responded to calls of a “huge fight” and people stabbed at the Grand Red Line station, 521 North State, around 10:30 p.m. Witnesses said two people emerged from a train with stab wounds after fighting on the train car. The men were still fighting when police arrived, according to CPD.

A 48-year-old man is in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with “multiple” lacerations to his back and neck, police said. The other man, 31, is being treated at Rush Hospital for cuts to his hands. CPD said the younger man pulled a knife and stabbed the older man after their “verbal altercation” escalated. It is not clear how the 31-year-old sustained his injuries.

CPD said charges are pending.

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