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Man Injured in Mid-day Red Line Stabbing

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 9, 2009 8:40PM

A man was seriously wounded after being stabbed multiple times on-board a CTA Red Line train this afternoon as it traveled north from the Roosevelt stop. A DePaul student sitting nearby, Jamie Huberty, witnessed the attack.

Two men and a woman, all in their 20s, got on the train at the Roosevelt stop and were sitting facing each other -- the man seated alone on one side of the car, the other man and the woman seated together on the other side.

At first, the group seemed to be trading good-natured "sarcastic insults, laughing, being loud and obnoxious," Huberty said.

At some point, though, things turned heated and the woman screamed at the man who was seated alone, Huberty said. The man yelled, "Get out of my face," and shoved her. The other man leaped forward and started punching him.

"The woman pulled out a knife and started stabbing the man in the neck and shoulders," Huberty said.

At that point, another passenger pulled the emergency brake on the train and Huberty alerted the conductor of the attack. According to Huberty, people on the train watched the attack in silence, only one man stepping forward to intervene who backed off when the woman produced the knife.