CHICAGO — A 40-year-old man was stabbed at a CTA Orange Line station on the city’s South Side.
The incident happened at the Orange Line station in the 4900 block of South Western Avenue around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Police said the 40-year-old was approached by another man who stabbed him and then robbed him of his personal belongings. The offender then fled the scene.
The 40-year-old sustained several lacerations and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious but stable condition.
Police released images of the person they believe is responsible including pictures of the man’s hand tattoo.
No one is in custody. Area One detectives are investigating.
CTA rider Mateo Chavez told WGN News that he worries about certain
“I’ve taken about every train line in Chicago. The one I avoid is the Red cause I always hear terrible stories about the Red and things happening there. But the Orange Line? No, I’ve never had a problem, Pink Line, many others, yeah, but the Orange Line, I always felt safe.”
This incident happened just hours after a stabbing on a CTA Red Line train where a man suffered multiple stab wounds to the stomach, head and arms following an altercation.