CTA Red Line

Man Stabbed to Death on CTA Red Line Train, Police Say

CTA Red Line trains are bypassing the Cermak-Chinatown station after a man was stabbed to death on a train Saturday, police said. 

According to police, a 54-year-old man was riding a train southbound near the Cermak-Chinatown stop when he got into a verbal altercation with another person on the train. The other person pulled out a knife and stabbed the man in the upper body, according to authorities. 

The man suffered deep lacerations in the stabbing, and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. 

The attacker fled from the train at the Cermak stop, heading southbound on Wentworth. He has not been apprehended, police said. 

According to posts on social media, the CTA said that major service disruptions are expected, and significant delays on the line are possible due to the re-routing of trains.

Red Line service is running in both directions, but trains are sharing a single line through the area around the Cermak-Chinatown stop, leading to delays on trains.

The agency is advising riders to use alternate transportation routes whenever possible as the station shutdown remains ongoing.

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