Police release photos of suspect who stabbed man in face on CTA bus in Austin

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Surveillance footage of the man suspected of stabbing a CTA bus passenger in the 300 block of North Cicero Avenue. | Chicago police

Chicago police released surveillance footage of a man who stabbed another man as the two rode on a CTA bus Wednesday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

The attack happened about 4:15 p.m. on a southbound bus in the 300 block of North Cicero Avenue, according to Chicago police.

A 48-year-old man sitting in the back tried to push off a man who fell asleep on him, police said.

That’s when the man woke up, pulled out a knife and slashed the 48-year-old above the right eye, police said. The 48-year-old grabbed the weapon to defend himself and was cut in the hand as well.

Surveillance footage of the man suspected of stabbing a CTA bus passenger in the 300 block of North Cicero Avenue. | Chicago police

Surveillance footage of the man suspected of stabbing a CTA bus passenger in the 300 block of North Cicero Avenue. | Chicago police

The man dashed off the bus and escaped via another CTA bus going south on Cicero Avenue, police said. The 48-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital to treat the cuts on his face and hand.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot, 160-pound black man between 20 and 30 years old, police said. He was wearing a blue and red hat, red and black jacket and black pants.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8261.

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