Police say man stabbed, robbed at Green Line station; CTA disputes claim

Police said a man was stabbed and robbed Wednesday night at a CTA Green Line station in the South Loop but the transit agency said there is no video evidence supporting that the attack happened on their property.

The 26-year-old was on the Cermak-McCormick Place platform around 10 p.m. when three people approached him and demanded his belongings, police said.

A fight broke out and the man was stabbed in the arm as the trio stole his property and ran away, police said.


The man went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was listed in good condition, according to police.

The CTA released the following statement on the alleged attack: 

"Our initial, preliminary review of footage at the Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station, as well as nearby stations, does not show any evidence of an attack occurring on CTA property, including the platform or mezzanine. Further, security video does not show the victim at the station, nor on any Green Line train that stopped at the station. 

CTA continues to review the video, and has provided all video to Chicago Police to assist in its investigation. "

No one is in custody as Area Three detectives investigate.