Woman stabbed during fight on CTA platform at Adams/Wabash

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A 21-year-old woman was stabbed overnight on the elevated CTA platform at Adams/Wabash in Chicago's Loop during a fight with a man and another woman she did not know.

A CTA spokesperson said around 12:45 a.m. Friday, a train conductor stopped at the station notified officials of a disturbance on the platform.

Police said a man and woman, both around 21 years old, were involved in an altercation with the victim. Investigators said it is unclear what the argument was about.

The victim was stabbed in the abdomen and the leg. She was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where her condition stabilized.

Witnesses said they were appalled that many people on the platform didn't stop to help the woman who was hurt.

"All the bystanders and people standing around acted like they were oblivious to the outcry of this woman's distress and her pain," said Glenn Jones, who saw the stabbing. "She was screaming and she was frantic and she was yelling for help."

The suspect ran from the scene. No one is in custody. Area Central detectives examined footage from CTA surveillance cameras.

Police said the female suspect is African American, is about 5 ft. 7 in. tall, weighs around 110 lbs. and has a dark complexion. Police said the male suspect is also African American and is about 5 ft. 7 in. tall.

The CPD increased patrols in the area Friday. CTA riders are encouraged to stay alert and report suspicious behavior.

"I've noticed lately a lot of things are happening on the train lines. It's a little unsettling," said Bridget Burton, who rides the CTA Brown Line.
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