CTA worker stabbed on Red Line platform; police seek suspect

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CHICAGO — A CTA worker on a Red Line platform was stabbed Friday in the South Loop.

Police said the 38-year-old ironworker was injured when he and other workers attempted to de-escalate a heated argument between a group of people on the Roosevelt platform around 2 a.m. Friday.

Investigators said the trouble started with two men and a woman. Police said the trio got into a heated argument with a fourth individual on the platform.

The group of ironworkers contracted by the CTA tried to defuse the argument when one of the men in the group pulled a knife. Police said that man stabbed the worker in the chest and stomach.

The wounded worker was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

No one was in custody. Detectives are investigating and said images of a possible suspect are being prepared for distribution.

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