Suburban man attacked CTA passenger with a knife in the Loop, Chicago police say

Stanislav Zhuravel (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — A suburban man faces attempted murder charges for allegedly stabbing another passenger on a CTA bus in the Loop.

The attack occurred around 9:23 a.m. on January 15 aboard a bus in the 1700 block of South State Street. Chicago police said Zhuravel stabbed a 69-year-old man multiple times but did not provide any other details. Additional information will be revealed when Zhuravel appears for a detention hearing this afternoon.

Court records show that he has been charged with misdemeanors three times since January 2023: a battery case in Wheeling, unlawful use of a knife in Schaumburg, and criminal damage to property in Rolling Meadows.

Zhuravel received probation for the battery case and a $514 fine for the knife case on January 30, 2024, according to court records. The criminal damage case is still pending.

He is now charged with attempted first-degree murder and four counts of aggravated battery.

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