CPD: 2 injured in separate stabbings on CTA Red, Orange lines; Orange line suspect photos released

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Photos released of CTA Orange line stabbing suspect
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Chicago police released photos of a suspect in a stabbing and robbery on the CTA Orange line Wednesday morning.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Separate stabbings on CTA trains hours apart left two people seriously injured, Chicago police said.

The first stabbing occurred at about 9:08 p.m. Tuesday on a train near the CTA's 95th Street station.

Police said the victim had gotten into a physical altercation with a 21-year-old man.

The suspect then pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim repeatedly in the stomach, head and arms, police said. The victim was transported to Advocate Christ Hospital in critical condition.

Police said the suspect was also transported to Advocate Christ Hospital in good condition with cuts to the hand.

At about 4:30 a.m. police responded to the CTA Orange Line Western Avenue stop on the Southwest Side to find a 40-year-old man who had been stabbed and robbed.

Police said the suspect stabbed the victim and took his cell phone and wallet before fleeing.

The victim had several lacerations and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious but stable condition. Chicago police released photos of the suspect in the Orange line attack Wednesday afternoon.

Both incidents have left some who use the CTA uneasy.

"We do need more patrols and safety on the train, CTA rider Willie Bryant said. "They have the dogs, but that is just at certain stops and a lot of people feel uncomfortable because it's a lot of things going on but I mean, it's the city."

Police say no one is in custody for the Orange Line stabbing. Area detectives continue to investigate both attacks.

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