Man stabs attacker in self-defense after being struck by traffic cone at Old Town Brown Line stop: police

Police said the men had an ongoing dispute.

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A man was stabbed Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the Sedgwick Brown Line stop in Old Town.

A man was stabbed Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the Sedgwick Brown Line stop in Old Town.

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A man stabbed someone in self-defense Tuesday morning after he was struck by a traffic cone inside a Brown Line station in Old Town, police said.

The 45-year-old was confronted by someone who began attacking him behind a turnstile at the station in the 1500 block of North Sedgwick, according to Chicago police, who said the men had an ongoing dispute.

After the man was hit with a traffic cone about 6:50 a.m., he pulled out a knife and stabbed the other man in his chest, police said.

The stabbed man, 46, was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Police said charges are expected to be filed against him.

The other man was uninjured.

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