Chicago stabbing: CTA worker stabbed on train platform in the Loop; police officer injured

CHICAGO -- A CTA employee was stabbed during a fight on a Blue Line platform in the Loop Sunday evening. A Chicago police officer was also injured while responding to the scene.

About 5:45 p.m., two men were fighting on a train near the 300 block of South Dearborn Street when one man pulled the other onto the platform and stabbed him with a knife, Chicago police said.

The man with the knife then grabbed a blunt object and struck an officer in the back, police said.

The 44-year-old man who was stabbed was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His condition was unknown.

The man who stabbed him was taken to Stroger Hospital for unknown injuries. His condition was also unknown.

The officer was taken to a nearby hospital where his condition was stabilized.

WLS-TV contributed to this report.

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