Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Red Line: Passenger Stabbed During Robbery Attempt At Morse Station Overnight


A CTA passenger was stabbed in the stomach onboard a Red Line train at the Morse station early Wednesday by an offender who announced a robbery, according to police and a CPD source. No one is in custody.

The victim told police that he was on a southbound train shortly before 2 a.m. when the stranger approached him and stabbed him in the abdomen. After stabbing the victim, the offender ordered him to turn over his personal belongings, police said. The offender fled to another train car and then exited the train at Morse before receiving any robbery proceeds, according to a police statement and a source. Police were summoned when the train reached the Argyle station, 1118 West Argyle.

An ambulance crew transported the victim to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said. A witness reported that the victim was alert and talking to emergency personnel.

The offender was described as black male, about 25-years-old, with a dark complexion who was wearing a black jacket, black pants, and a brown hat. He was last seen exiting the train at the Morse station, the victim said.

According to a CPD source, police were unable to any blood or other evidence on the train or on the Morse platform.

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