Man, 31, stabbed in leg during fight on Red Line train at Fullerton

CHICAGO — A 31-year-old man was stabbed in the leg during a fight on a CTA Red Line train.

The incident happened around 6 a.m. Friday at the Fullerton station, 945 West Fullerton.

A 29-year-old man told police he was on a northbound train when he attempted to calm down a 31-year-old man who was yelling and acting belligerent.

The man said the 31-year-old then attacked him and a fight ensued. The 29-year-old then took out a pocketknife in self defense, and stabbed the 31-year-old in the thigh, police said.

The man suffered a lower body laceration and was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition.

The 29-year-old told police he did not intend to hurt the other man, but was using the knife as a deterrent. The 29-year-old man did not want to sign a complaint, police said.

Northbound Red Line trains were halted earlier as police investigated, but have resumed service.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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