Man attacks 3 women at CTA Red Line stations near South Loop

The man stabbed a woman and punched another on the platform of the CTA Cermak-Chinatown station, then fled to another station and struck a woman with a construction cone, police said.

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A man wounded three women, in separate attacks at CTA Red Line stations June 1, 2022.

A man wounded three women, in separate attacks at CTA Red Line stations June 1, 2022.

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A man attacked three women at CTA Red Line stations in the South Loop Wednesday.

The man, 29, was standing near the CTA Cermak-Chinatown platform when he took out a sharp object and stabbed a woman, 22, in the face about 10:30 a.m., according to Chicago police.

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The man tried to stab another woman, 20, but missed and then punched her in the face, police said.

He fled and, less than 15 minutes later, approached a woman, 23, at the CTA Roosevelt station and hit her with a construction cone, police said.

The 22-year-old and the 23-year-old went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where they were both listed in good condition, police said.

The attacker was taken into custody and brought to Jackson Park Hospital for a mental health evaluation, according to police.

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