CTA Stabbing: Man, 42, critically injured on Blue Line train near Monroe station, police say

CTA Stabbing: Man, 42, critically injured on Blue Line train near Monroe station, police say

CHICAGO (TOC) — A person was critically injured when he was stabbed aboard a CTA Blue Line prepare within the Loop Thursday afternoon.

Chicago police mentioned a 42-year-old man was on a prepare when he was stabbed within the higher leg and decrease again close to the Monroe cease. The circumstances that led to the stabbing weren’t instantly identified, police mentioned.

Chicago hearth officers mentioned the sufferer received off at Monroe and walked to Chase Heart, the place emergency crews have been referred to as. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for therapy in essential situation, CFD mentioned.

A witness mentioned she noticed the sufferer within the foyer of the Chase Heart. She mentioned he was bleeding profusely and police have been protecting him awake and speaking as they waited for an ambulance.

“In fact I used to be fearful,” the witness mentioned, who requested to not be recognized or have her face proven. “That is the very prepare I get on. It might have been me. It might have been anybody else who was merely going house commuting.”

Investigators closed off the underground station to commuters for hours as they tried to piece collectively one more crime on citytransit.

CTA Blue Line service was briefly suspended between Grand and UIC-Halsted for police exercise. Trains are shifting via downtown once more, however usually are not stopping at Monroe because of the ongoing investigation.

It was not clear if anybody is in custody.

The CTA president and management from the union that represents their bus drivers and prepare conductors met with Mayor Lori Lightfoot yesterday particularly to debate issues about violence on transit. After the assembly they launched a press release, saying partly, “Collectively, we’re additionally evaluating our choices to create more durable penalties for many who commit crimes towards transit employees and in or towards transit properties. We are going to proceed to take the steps essential to guard each transit staff and riders alike.”)

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