Man injured during argument on Orange Line platform — third CTA attack over the weekend
Three men were standing on the platform in the 4600 block of West 59th Street Sunday morning when a man swung a knife at them, police said.
A man was injured Sunday morning in the third CTA attack over the weekend.
Three men, ages 29, 41 and 48, were standing on an Orange Line platform in the 4600 block of West 59th Street in West Elsdon when a man swung a knife at them after an argument about 7:30 a.m., Chicago police said.
The youngest man suffered a laceration to his left arm and was taken to Trinity Hospital in good condition, police said.
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About 12 hours earlier, a 50-year-old man was struck in the back of the head with a knife and pushed onto the tracks at the Cicero stop in the 4800 block of West Lake Street about 9:45 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was able to get back onto the platform safely.
He suffered a minor puncture wound to the back of the head and a broken elbow, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, officials said.
A little over an hour later, a 39-year-old man was riding a Blue Line train in the 1500 block of North Damen Avenue when he was attacked with a knife after an argument with someone he didn’t know, police said.
The man suffered a laceration to the right side of his face and arm and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, officials said.
No one was taken into custody in any of the attacks.