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CTA worker stabbed on Roosevelt Red Line platform

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A CTA employee was stabbed at a Red Line station early Friday in the South Loop.

Three people chased a man in his 50s or 60s down the stairs about 2 a.m. into the Roosevelt Red Line station, 1167 S. State St., according to Chicago police.

The man ran behind a 38-year-old CTA employee on the platform, police said. The employee then got into an argument with the suspects that escalated into a “physical altercation.”

The male suspect stabbed the employee in his chest and abdomen with a knife, police said. The suspects, two males and a female, then ran away up the stairs.

One of them was described as a male between 5-foot-8 and 6 feet tall with dreadlocks and a dark complexion, police said. No descriptions were available for the other two.

Someone drove the injured employee to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery Friday morning, according to police.

Area Central detectives are investigating.