Lincoln Park

CTA Bus Driver Stabbed by Would-Be Pickpocketer in Lincoln Park

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A man was taken into custody after stabbing a CTA bus driver who caught him attempting to pickpocket another rider in Lincoln Park.

About 9:20 p.m., the driver was traveling in the 300 block of North Avenue when he saw a man on the bus trying to pickpocket a woman, Chicago police said.

The driver, approached the man and a fight broke out, police said. The man then stabbed the driver in the hand and fled, police said. He was later located and taken into custody, police said.

The driver, a 37-year-old man, was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, police said.

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