Sunday, April 30, 2017

"Very Superficial" Knife Wound After 2 Fight On Red Line

A 50-year-old man suffered a “very superficial wound” during an altercation onboard a Red Line train at Addison this morning.

Witnesses told police that two apparently homeless men began arguing on the train and one of them took out a small knife and stabbed the other in the hip.

Cops took the 23-year-old armed man into custody after a nerve-wracking foot chase along the electrified elevated tracks.

But the 50-year-old victim declined all offers of service—wanting nothing to do with the police or the ambulance crew who were on-scene to help him, police said.

Charges against the younger man are pending.
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  1. Okay, just reread. So charges were filed?? I'm confused. I thought the victim wanted nothing to do with the police. Did he file after the fact? I thought police couldn't file charges themselves. I remember an instance where cops saw a car break-in in progress but couldn't do anything about it unless the car owner filed charges. Is it just because the guy had a knife? Unless the witnesses filed charges how could they prove it was him?

    1. Possible charges that come to mind include weapon possession, criminal trespass to CTA property, reckless conduct, and evading/resisting police.