Woman stabbed, critically injured with own knife during attack on West Side CTA platform

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Woman critically injured in CTA platform stabbing
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A woman is in critical condition after she was stabbed multiple times on a CTA platform.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman was stabbed with her own knife and critically injured in an attack on a CTA platform on the West Side Tuesday morning, Chicago police said.

The 36-year-old woman was on the Blue Line platform in the 700-block of South Cicero at about 5:32 a.m. when police said two men approached her and punched her in the face.

Police said the woman was carrying a knife and stabbed or cut one of the men. One of the suspects grabbed her knife police said he then stabbed the woman repeatedly in the face.

The woman was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

The suspects fled on foot and are not in custody. Area Four detectives are investigating.