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CTA employee, Chicago police officer injured when man pulls knife on train platform in Loop

The employee was stabbed in the 300 block of South Dearborn Street, and the officer was struck in the back by the attacker, police said.

A man was stabbed during a fight on a CTA platform Nov. 14, 2021, in the Loop.
A man was stabbed during a fight on a CTA platform Nov. 14, 2021, in the Loop.
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A CTA employee was stabbed and a Chicago Police officer was injured when a man pulled a knife on a train platform in the Loop Sunday evening.

The employee was responding to an altercation in the 300 block of South Dearborn Street about 5:45 p.m. when a 39-year-old man stabbed him with a knife, Chicago police said. The man then grabbed a blunt object and struck an officer in the back, police said.

The CTA employee, 44, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition. The officer was taken to a hospital and stabilized.

The attacker was transported to Stroger Hospital for unknown injuries and was also stabilized, according to police.