Man stabbed on South Side Red Line train

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A man was stabbed after a fight on a Red Line train Monday morning. (WLS)

A man was stabbed on a CTA Red Line train Monday morning, according to Chicago police.

Police said two men were intoxicated and got involved in an altercation on a southbound train near the 47th Street Station at approximately 6:10 a.m. A 55-year-old man allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed a 30-year-old man in the neck and arm.

The 30-year-old man was transported to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized. The 55-year-old man was taken into police custody.

Police said the incident was not random. No other passengers were hurt, but the stabbing left some unsettled.

"I just got off the train and saw a bunch of blood on the platform," said Red Line passenger Natalie Jose. "You could see blood droplets all the way up here to the street."

"I feel unsafe because I'm on public transportation and it's just so much going on right now, like it's a lot of fighting, shooting, kids getting killed," said Sharon Ellis.

Investigators slowed trains as they searched for a weapon in a second Red Line stabbing in as many months. On June 23, police said Arthur Jones stabbed Jessica Hampton to death during an argument over a child.
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