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No One In Custody After Weekend Stabbing At CTA Belmont Stop

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Mar 7, 2016 9:10PM

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A man was stabbed in the stomach and pepper-sprayed in the face at the CTA Belmont Station early Sunday morning, according to authorities. No one is in custody in the incident as of Monday afternoon, police said.

The 26-year-old man was pepper-sprayed (a police spokeswoman told Chicagoist it is unclear what substance exactly was sprayed) in the face and then stabbed in the gut after existing a CTA Red Line train early Sunday morning at the Lakeview Belmont station. After the stabbing, which took place around 3:35 a.m. Sunday, he was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition, according to authorities.

The offender was described as a black man with blonde hair and leopard-print pants.