Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Using "Large Filet Knife," Man Threatened CTA Passengers After Cubs Game

Edwards (inset) allegedly used a large knife to threaten people in the Addison station after a Cubs game.
A Woodlawn man is accused of chasing people with a filet knife on the Addison Red Line station platform after the Cubs lost to the LA Dodgers at Wrigley Field last Thursday night.

Multiple callers reported seeing the man going wild at the station, 940 West Addison, shortly before 1 a.m.

Police arrived to find 34-year-old Larry Edwards on the platform “holding a large filet knife in his hands and yelling.” Edwards complied with an officer’s order to drop the weapon and no one was injured, police said.

Edwards had entered the station, jumped the turnstile and “produced a large knife and began waving it around in a menacing matter, threatening people and causing crowds to run in fear for their safety,” a CTA employee told police.

He is charged with reckless conduct, unlawful use of a weapon, and trespassing on CTA property.

Edwards was freed on a recognizance bond.

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13 comments:

  1. Well that kind of shit on a train platform will really bring in those tourist dollars.

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  2. What EXACTLY brought the cretin to Wrigleyville? Heard the fishing was good?

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  3. So now he's free again?? Sounds like he has something losse in the head and should been sent to a hospital..

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    1. Why do some of you refuse to understand that some people are just EVIL and need to be put away from society for as long as possible? Why do you maintain that these career criminals have some sort of mental illness that deserves our compassion? Jesus.

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  4. Released on an I bond....famous last words. Like what the hell does it take for the prosecutor/judge to consider that just maybe the a person should spend at least SOME time in jail?

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  5. Set Free, wonderful. Did they give knife back to? If you don't think you need to get a carry license. I know you can't carry on the CTA but that didn't stop Edwards. Defend yourself no matter where you are.

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  6. Tunneys Hunneys gone wild

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  7. I-bond seriously? These judges are sooo fucked in the head! They gotta be getting paid off. Him and other dangerous offenders are getting Ibonds while low level drug users and peddlers are getting 50k bonds like that dude/chick caught in the van. Where's the reasoning behind these bonds?

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    1. "Low level drug dealers" is some bullshit the media and pandering politicians created. How many of the of the 4,000 shootings and 700 homicides were connected to "low level drug dealers?" If someone credible in the media researched it and showed the correlation to the public it must might kill you.

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  8. Any info on what the guy was screaming?

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    1. This wins the Stupid Ass Comment of the Week Award. If the guy is screaming "Welcome to Chicago!" while he's swinging a machete at you, does that make the situation better???

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  9. "Edwards complied with Officers orders to drop the weapon"...Because the Officers weapon was likely lined up center mass on his chest !

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  10. Released on a bond after waving a freaking knife on a crowded L platform?! So ... this guy poses no threat to society? I'll bet I can guess which judge let him go... :-(

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