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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2 comments:

  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?

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

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