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Man Stabbed On Red Line Monday Morning Near 47th Street Station

By Stephen Gossett in News on Aug 8, 2016 2:46PM

47th Street CTA Station / Wikipedia

A man was stabbed while riding the CTA Red Line on Monday morning, according to a Chicago police spokeswoman.

A 30-year-old and a 50-year-old man got into an argument around 6:10 a.m. while aboard the train, near the 47th Street station, police told Chicagoist. The 55-year-old took out a knife and stabbed the other man, causing two lacerations to his neck and one cut to his right elbow. The victim was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital and listed in stable condition. The offender suffered a minor cut to his right. He was taken into police custody.

Police believe the victim and offender were acquainted. The men were also drinking, according to police.

This is the fourth stabbing in the last three months on the Red Line. In June, a 25-year-old woman was fatally stabbed, also near the 47th Street station. In July, a 21-year-old woman was stabbed on the Adams/Wabash platform in the Loop. And last Wednesday, August 3, a 36-year-old man was attacked with a knife at the Roosevelt station.