Homeless Man Slashes 2 Harassers At Jackson Red Line Stop

CHICAGO (CBS) — A fight turned violent overnight at a CTA Red Line subway station downtown.

Just before 2 a.m. at the Jackson stop, two men began harassing a girl and at least one other person, before they began bothering a homeless man, police said.

The homeless man repeatedly told his harassers to “leave me alone,” but they would not, so he began defending himself. He used a knife to cut one man above the hand and nicked the other in the finger, police said.

The two injured men are in their 20s, according to Alfaro, who said one was cut on the pinkie finger and the other suffered a cut to the hand.

One of the men was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, while the other refused medical treatment, Alfaro said.

The homeless man fled and is not in custody, but the man with the finger injury is under arrest for disorderly conduct, police said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Yolanda Correa

    Do people even bother proof reading these stories before posting them? This is worse than a high school news paper.

    • Chris in Scottsdale

      Don’t get mad because your man got punked by a homeless guy.

    • Marion

      Do YOU proofread? It’s “newspaper”

  • g-man

    Lets find the homeless guy and give him a reward

  • Bully For Him

    Outcome: win-win.

  • Tea Party Hero

    They were probably just tired of homeless people asking for handouts.

    Like liberals trying to take hard-earned money from wealthy, job-creators and “redistribute the wealth” to homeless morons like this guy.

    • Paul F

      Hey Teabagger Zero,

      The explosion in the Homeless population was caused by Republicans and their policies of dumping mentally ill out of care facilities. The homeless problem was caused by cutbacks in funding mental healthcare to needy people.

      So the next time you go blaming the homeless, remember it was the failied policies of you and your fellow Republicans that put them there in the first place.

      I have more respect for the homeless and the needy in society than I do for Republicans, conservatives, “libertarians” (a contradiction in terms), and teabaggers. To me, they’re the REAL leeches.

      • BoBo

        Well said Paul.

    • Pinhead Alarm!

      Oh…dolt. The story says they were harassing others before they got to the homeless guy. Reframing before responding is a special gift. Have a corndog on me.

      • BoBo

        Tea party douch* bag – The Obama administration has “created” more jobs in three years that Dubya did in eight…..Politifact states ……Over the course of Bush’s presidency — a total of 96 months — the economy created 1.08 million jobs which when compared to every other post-World War II president it’s the lowest average annual percentage increase in jobs created. Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics states that stimulus program passed in 2009 boosted employment by 2.5 million to 3.6 million jobs and raised the nation’s annual economic output by almost $400 billion. Sadly Dubya had us on such a HUGE downward trajectory, check out the number at Bureau of Labor Statistics web site, that net jobs are still in negative number but the FACT remains that Obama has created more private sector jobs then Dubya did in EIGHT!

    • BoBo

      Do you read the story tea party dirtbag? They were messing with two others before they messed with him. There was no mention of him panhandling now was there? But being a tea party nut you see what you want to see. They got what they got so cheers to the homeless guy!! Bet you’re a fan of the nutcase Michelle B. too huh? 4 more years of Obama is going to drive a lot you crazier then you are now. We had to put up with your hero and our worst President ever in Bush for 8 years. Now you all get angry while we laugh at you.

      • Chris in Scottsdale

        Why does Deutschbankery have to be politcal? How about we all just look at this as a couple of blowholes that got more than they bargained for. If you’re going to pick on someone, you had damn well better make sure they don’t make you look pathetic like this.

        I don’t see a partisan motif here… and I may not be right, but if I assume they were “a couple of drunk-out-of-their-gourd bleacher types that struck out at the bars and massaged their self-pity with Jagermeister until they felt like picking on people”, I’d wager I was more accurate than the “stumping for the Tea Party at Red Line Stations at 2 AM” assumptions.

        Who defends people picking on other people at train stops at 2 AM?

      • Bo_Bo_i_s_*_*_*

        I’m pretty sure the current President is going to be the worse ever. The country is far worse than it was 4 years ago.


    If they were all Black then it’s all good!

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