Chicago crime: Woman fatally stabbed on CTA platform in Loop, police say

ByTre Ward and Christian Piekos and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Woman fatally stabbed on CTA train platform on Adams and Wabash, police department says
A woman was fatally stabbed on the Adams and Wabash CTA train platform in the Loop, the Chicago Police Department said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman was fatally stabbed while waiting for a CTA train in the Loop early Saturday morning, Chicago police said.

The stabbing happened on the Adams and Wabash platform at about 1:26 a.m., police said. Police said surveillance video shows a 26-year-old woman was trying to board a train when a man stopped her.

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When the woman tried to walk away from him, the man pushed her before pulling out a metal object and stabbing her multiple times in the chest, abdomen and arm, police said.

The victim broke free and ran to the street level, where she collapsed.

"Upon arrival, the officers discovered a victim who had been stabbed multiple times and a blood trail," said Cmdr. Joe Bird, with the Chicago Police Public Transportation Section.

Police said the Chicago Fire Department responded and took the woman to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Traveling on the CTA train, for some commuters comes with the lingering concern about danger. For Drashonda Mincey, that danger has come too close for comfort.

"I'm afraid as a Chicagoan, and I've been here all my life. And, I'm afraid," said Mincey, who works nearby. "Sometimes I take this train -- the Green Line, and when I heard the information on the news, my heart so went out. I was just so sad for her."

Mincey is now forced to walk past the exact spot where the woman collapsed.

"I actually work in this building here," Mincey said. "I had to stop there and just take a moment, and tell God, 'Please rest her soul.'"

Police said they believe the stabbing was an isolated incident but haven't given a motive behind the attack.

"Our detectives in the Public Transportation Section are working closely with CTA security and safety to swift through evidence so we could apprehend the offender," Cmdr Bird said.

Part of that evidence is surveillance video, but at this time police have not given a description of the suspect they're looking for.

So far, police have not said if anyone is in custody.

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