4, Including Robbery Victim, Wounded in Stabbing on Chicago Train

4, Including Robbery Victim, Wounded in Stabbing on Chicago Train
A CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) train pulls into a station in Chicago in a file photo. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

While fending off six robbers, a passenger on a Chicago Transit Authority train was stabbed and suffered critical injuries early July 22, police Supt. David Brown said.

Six robbery suspects pursued a 42-year-old man into a Red Line train at the North/Clybourn station at around 2 a.m., demanded his things, and attacked him with a knife and a shattered glass bottle.

Three individuals approached him and attempted to steal his smartphone before attacking him. The victim, who drew his own knife and retaliated, was stabbed multiple times and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to authorities.

According to Brown, the three thieves exited the train as a fourth person entered and started hitting the victim when the train stopped at North/Clybourn. Then, the victim stabbed the suspect in the neck. The man claimed that the suspect then stabbed him in the collarbone.

The six suspects then started pursuing the man around the railway platform and train cars. He claimed that two of the suspects struck him in the head with a glass bottle as well as other objects.

Three of the six suspects had hospital stays as well. According to the police, a 24-year-old man was stabilized after sustaining a stab wound to the back, while a 52-year-old man was in serious condition with a stab wound to the neck. A 36-year-old man was in fair condition with wounds to his arm.

Police reported that the three other attackers were detained.

A CTA employee who was experiencing stress was also sent to a hospital, according to Chicago fire officials.

In order to help the Chicago Police Department with its investigation, CTA shared security camera footage.

The CTA issued a statement, saying, “This kind of behavior is completely reprehensible, and we commend the Chicago Police Department for its prompt actions to apprehend the culprits.”