Man dies after downtown CTA Blue Line stabbing between Clinton, LaSalle stops: Chicago police

Man dies after downtown CTA Blue Line stabbing between Clinton, LaSalle stops: Chicago police

CHICAGO (TOC) — A passenger was stabbed Monday night time on a CTA Blue Line prepare, and he has died, Chicago police mentioned.

CPD mentioned that sufferer got here stumbling out of a prepare automobile on the Blue Line cease at LaSalle Avenue and Ida B. Wells Drive alongside the border of the Loop and the South Loop someday after 10:30 p.m.

The sufferer acquired within the third automobile on a northbound CTA Blue Line prepare on the Clinton cease.

The stabbing occurred someplace between there and the LaSalle cease, the place the sufferer was discovered with a stab wound to the chest.

He was transported to Stroger Hospital the place he died.

Chicago police mentioned they do not have a motive for what might have led to the stabbing.

RELATED: Man robbed at gunpoint on CTA Crimson Line prepare; suspect critically damage throughout wrestle, police say

CTA-related crime is up 40% this 12 months in comparison with final.

“It is regarding as a result of, you realize, I do not know if I’ll be robbed at some point or not or mugged and even killed or shot; I imply, you see at Millennium Park somebody acquired shot in broad daylight, so I imply it is taking place all of the time in all places now,” commuter Ryan Esquivel mentioned. “You aren’t secure on this metropolis anymore.”

In March, CTA officers mentioned they might add extra safety on trains and buses, however they’ve but to be absolutely deployed.

“After all it worries me. After I take the CTA I attempt to be within the entrance automobile. It is an city legend that it is the most secure one, and I attempt to be with folks,” commuter Dubi Kaufmann mentioned. “If I can, I keep away from taking the CTA at night time.”

Some commuters mentioned they’ve seen some safety guards.

“A bit bit — I’ve seen extra folks within the vests; they’ve been patrolling somewhat extra sort of visibly on the trains,” commuter David Zikorski mentioned.

There isn’t any one in custody, and Space Three detectives are investigating.

CTA mentioned there have been some service delays throughout the incident, however service has since resumed.

CTA officers additionally mentioned they would offer any related safety digital camera footage to police.

Full assertion from CTA

We need to guarantee all CTA riders and staff that your security and safety is the primary precedence for each CTA and the Chicago Police Division (CPD). That is why we have now added new sources to handle crime, and frequently search for methods to develop and enhance our efforts to collaborate with CPD relating to the strategic deployment of sources.

The CTA dietary supplements CPD’s deployment of uniformed officers with the usage of unarmed guards who function an added layer of eyes and ears our on our system who’re educated to observe and report suspicious exercise and incidents once they do happen. Additional, CTA’s complete community of greater than 33,000 safety cameras has been an important asset in rapidly untangling the small print of complicated conditions, permitting officers to rapidly determine and observe down these accountable for crimes dedicated on and close to our properties.

Our efforts in partnership with CPD to scale back crime are CTA’s prime focus, and we can’t waiver on this dedication.

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