Sunday, March 06, 2016

Offender Sought After Stabbing At Belmont Red Line


A 26-year-old man is hospitalized after being stabbed in the left abdomen at the Belmont Red Line early Sunday.

Police were called to the station at 945 W. Belmont around 3:45AM by witnesses who said that the victim seemed to have been attacked at random.

The victim was found on the platform and police said a crime scene had been found inside a train, which was held at the station for evidence technicians.

Witnesses describe the offender as a very skinny black man dressed as a woman with gold and blonde hair. He stands about 5’8” tall and wore leopard pants.

An ambulance transported the victim to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

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13 comments:

  1. There have been a lot of subway slashings in New York City lately...I hope that trend isn't coming to Chicago.

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    1. Coming to Chicago?? Dude ... it's already here.

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  2. The good news is this person will likely be spotted in the neighborhood in the same clothes later today.

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  3. So glad I quit my part time job. I would get finished sometimes well past 1 am. The commute home on the red line to Belmont was scary.

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  4. It continues to baffle me that CPD refuses to put any cops at the Belmont stop, but there is always a small army of police yacking it up to the locals at the Viagra Triangle park across from Tavern on Rush. The presence of police at the Belmont stop would go a long ways to putting the clamps on all the thugs that are coming to our neighborhood knowing they have easy access to leave.

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    1. Ram is okay protecting tourists on Rush Street; he could care less about those of us paying taxes in the neighborhoods.

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    2. The cops by the Viagra Triangle may be paid for by the restaurants in the area. They may also be off duty cops who are working in their police uniforms.

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  5. Well it's all Rahm's fault. They protect the connected money areas.

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  6. I haven't been out past 11pm since the summer crime spree and I'm not the only one. This seems pretty self defeating if residents are afraid to go out and the city loses income to pay the cops. What I don't get, is why would you want to be known as the district that can't bust criminals, is lazy, hides reports, and has an extremely high crime rate with extremely low convictions? Who benefits?!

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    1. I've talked to a lot of bar, retail, hotel, and restaurant owners in Boystown. *ALL* commented that revenues are down, tourism seems flat this spring so far, and a couple mentioned 2015 as being their worst year ever since establishing business in Boystown (and E. Lakeview.) Nice. Thanks so much, Rahmy and Tunney. Thanks so so much. Increase the taxes more, why don't you? And hell, just go ahead and cut 45 more cops from District 019. Why not!

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    2. Good. They were the first to DENY there were any crime problems around there even when inquiring about the bloodied people running right past their establishments.

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  7. And how many officers does Rahm have guarding his house, his drivers and the police in the car in front of him and the one behind him plus the cars and police that are used to drive his kids to a private school in Hyde park ( and they stay at the school all day) and take his wife around town? Maybe he could spare one or two officers for the Belmont L? Tom, maybe you could have included that in your promise for more police when you voted for that huge property tax increase and the new monthly tax on garbage pick up.

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    1. At last count, about 10 Police Officers plus a Sgt. to stop by and check up on Police Officers every 8 hours, 3 shifts for 24 hours a day!

      I would LOVE to have that kind of protection in dying, money [high taxes] sucking city like Chicago!

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