'Multiple' people stabbed on CTA Red Line in Chicago as police cordon off Old Town area & close station | The Sun

AT least five people have been stabbed on a CTA Red Line train in Chicago, according to reports.

Cops rushed to the North Clybourn Station in Old Town on Friday after receiving reports of the incident that happened on a southbound train.

Chicago Fire Department officials told CBS Chicago that four of the five people attacked are in a critical condition.

The victims have not been identified.

One person is in custody and is being quizzed, according to police.

Fox32 reporter Joanie Lum said multiple people were attacked as she shared a picture of the cordoned-off station.

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Trains are currently not stopping at the station as it has been closed.

The stabbing comes amid a spate of violence that has rocked the Chicago CTA line in recent weeks.

Tiarra Berry, 19, has been charged with aggravated battery after being accused of robbing a teen, 18, on a train near Harrison station in March, Fox32 reports.

In June, a man was shot on a CTA Red Line train after getting into an argument with another passenger.

The victim was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center with serious injuries, according to CBS.

Witness Kewhawn George told the outlet: "That could've been me, you know, and like, I just thank god it wasn't.

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"They got to arguing, and one dude swung, and then they just got to fighting."

George said the man stepped on the gunman's shoes before being shot.

Cops said he was shot several times in the back and legs.

Passengers started running as chaos unfolded on the train.

George said: "It was all one motion for me. As soon as I heard the shots, I said oh man. This can't be real.

"Everybody started running. I started running with everybody else."

And, Sean Harris, 24, and Eva Watts, 20, allegedly pushed a man, 46, and started beating him at the Belmont Red Line station.

Shocking police data shows that there have been at least 295 reports of violent crime on the CTA this year.

Last year, there were 298 incidents.

Gun violence raged across the Windy City last weekend as eight people, including a girl, 17, were gunned down.

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Cops revealed that at least 18 people were injured, ABC7 reported.

At least 11 people have been killed and 54 injured in gun-related incidents over the past month.

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