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Five charged in North/Clybourn Red Line stabbing

Five people have been charged by Chicago Police after they attempted to rob a 42-year-old victim at knifepoint on a train at the North/Clybourn Red Line Station in Lincoln Park that left the victim hospitalized in serious condition.

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Five charged in North/Clybourn Red Line stabbing

CHICAGO - Five people have been charged by Chicago Police after they attempted to rob a 42-year-old victim at knifepoint on a train at the North/Clybourn Red Line Station in Lincoln Park that left the victim hospitalized in serious condition.

The victim was stabbed multiple times but fought back and stabbed three of the offenders.

The incident happent early Friday morning after several robbery suspects followed a man onto the train and attacked him before he pulled a knife and fought back, police said.

A 42-year-old man switched from one Red Line CTA train to another at about 2 a.m. CDT at the North/Clybourn station when six suspects followed him onto the train, demanded his belongings, and attacked him with a knife and a broken glass bottle.

The man, who pulled out his own knife and fought back, suffered several stab wounds and was hospitalized in serious condition, police said.

Three of the six robbers were hospitalized after also being wounded. Police said a 52-year-old man was in serious condition with a stab wound to the neck, a 36-year-old man was in fair condition with cuts to his arm, and a 24-year-old man was stabilized after suffering a stab wound to the back.

The three other attackers were taken into custody, in addition to the three who were hospitalized, police said.

Chicago fire officials said a fifth person, a CTA employee, was taken to a hospital for observation for “anxiety" followed in incident.

Sunday morning, Chicago Police officially charged 5 of the attackers they took into custody. Their charges are as follows:

Shawn Gullens, 20, of the 1900 block of W. Melrose Street in the North Center neighborhood, is charged with one felony count of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and one felony count of aggravated battery against a transit employee.

Latoya Thomas, 22, of the 1400 block of S. Canal Street in the West Loop neighborhood, is charged with one felony count of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and one felony count of aggravated battery against a transit employee.

Martinez Owens, 24, of the 3500 block of W. North Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, is charged with one felony count of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and one felony count of aggravated battery against a transit employee.

Larone Williams, 36, of the 5200 block of W. Augusta Boulevard in the Austin neighborhood, is charged with one felony count of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and one felony count of aggravated battery against a transit employee.

Vernon Holman, 52, of the 400 block of N. St. Louis Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, is charged with one felony count of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and one felony count of battery using a deadly weapon.

The group is due in bond court today.


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