Knife attack leaves man injured on Red Line

CHICAGO — A man was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant on a Red Line train in Rogers Park last night, police said. It happened just before 11 p.m. near the Loyola station, 1200 West Loyola.

CPD said a 36-year-old man was riding the train when the assailant approached him with a knife and attacked him for no apparent reason.

The victim suffered cuts to his right cheek and nose. Police said he was in good condition at St. Francis Hospital.

Officials did not release a description of the attacker.

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