Stabbing near Racine station disrupts service on CTA Blue Line

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CTA Blue Line service was temporarily disrupted Monday morning after a man was stabbed on a train near the Racine station on the Near West Side.

The 34-year-old man was on a southbound Blue Line train at 7:22 a.m. in the 600 block of South Racine when he got into an argument with another man, according to Chicago Police.

That man stabbed the 34-year-old after the argument, causing a “superficial wound” to his abdomen, police said. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

The suspect was described as a man in his 30s wearing blue jeans, a red jacket and black Nike gym shoes, police said. He was not in custody Monday morning as Area Central detectives investigated.

Blue Line trains experienced delays after the incident at the Racine station, 430 S. Racine, and temporarily only boarded on the O’Hare-bound platform at the station, according to a service alert from the CTA. Service resumed with residual delays shortly after 8 a.m.

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