CHICAGO - A CTA bus driver was stabbed late Friday and is recovering tonight, according to police.



Authorities said around 9:20 p.m. on the 72 North bus traveling eastbound on North Avenue, a 37-year-old male CTA bus driver observed a black adult male pickpocket a woman on the bus.

The driver confronted the pickpocket around the 300 block of W North Avenue. An argument ensued followed by a physical confrontation between the two men.

The offender displayed a knife and swung it, stabbing the bus driver in the hand.

At that time, the offender, described as a heavy set black male with red pants and a dark coat, fled the scene. He was later spotted on a camera at the Sedgwick Brown Line stop.

Police gave chase and he was taken into custody by Area Three investigators.

The bus driver was transported to Northwestern Memorial by the Chicago Fire Department in good condition.


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