Man stabbed in fight at Roosevelt CTA station, then beaten in the street

CHICAGO (CBS) – A man was stabbed in the chest at the Roosevelt Road CTA station Friday night in at least the fourth serious act of violence on CTA property this week.

At 6:12 p.m., police were called to the Roosevelt Road and State Street station. A 30-year-old man was in the station’s mezzanine and got into a fight with five other men, police said.

One of the attackers pulled out a knife and stabbed the man in the chest, police said.

It was not immediately clear whether the attack occurred in the mezzanine of the Red Line subway station or the ‘L’ station above which serves the Green and Orange lines.

The fight then made its way to the street, where the assailants punched and kicked the man while he was on the ground, police said.

The attackers then fled, but were arrested in the 100 block of East 35th Street. Charges were pending Friday night.

The victim was transported to Insight Hospital and Medical Center in fair condition.

Three more violent attacks were reported in the CTA ‘L’ system in as many days earlier this week.

On Monday night, a train operator was pushed onto the tracks as he searched for a cellphone that someone said he dropped at the Granville Red Line Station at Edgewater.

On Tuesday evening, a 43-year-old man was attacked and punched by a group of people to Lake Street Red Line Subway Station in the loop.

And on Wednesday evening, a 26-year-old man was stabbed by three men who tried to rob him at the Cermak-McCormick Place green line stopaccording to Chicago police.

When we asked the mayor’s office on Thursday whether this week demonstrates more security measures are needed on our public transportthere was no response.


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