Man charged in CTA Red Line platform stabbing

Musbau Hamzat allegedly stabbed a man in the arm as they argued, police said.

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A man is charged in a Feb. 10, 2020, stabbing on the CTA’s 79th Street Red Line platform.

A man is charged in a Feb. 10, 2020, stabbing on the CTA’s 79th Street Red Line platform.

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A 37-year-old man has been charged with stabbing a man while arguing with him Monday on a CTA Red Line platform at 79th Street in Chatham.

Musbau Hamzat faces a count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery of a transit passenger, Chicago police said.

Musbau Hamzat

Musbau Hamzat

Chicago police

Hamzat allegedly took out a knife and stabbed a 35-year-old in the arm as they argued about 2:43 p.m. on the platform, 15 W. 79th St., police said.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said. Hamzat was arrested minutes later near the scene.

He was ordered held on $5,000 bail at a court hearing Wednesday, and is set to appear in court Feb. 18., according to Cook County court records. 

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