CHICAGO (CBS) — A street performer was attacked with a knife Tuesday afternoon at the Jackson Red Line station downtown.

Police said around 1:35 p.m., the 26-year-old male street performer was on the platform when a woman of about 30 came up and started quarreling.

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Police earlier said the man and woman might have known each other, but later described the woman as “unknown.”

The woman took out a knife and struck the victim with it, and fled through the train station, police said.

The man suffered a laceration to his left arm and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition, police said.

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The woman was identified on scene by witnesses and placed into custody by responding officers, police said.

Charges were pending Tuesday afternoon.

Red Line Stabbing

A street performer was stabbed at the Jackson Red Line stop on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (Credit: CBS 2)

The Chicago Transit Authority tweeted that Red Line trains were briefly halted at the station due to police activity.

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Service resumed shortly afterward, but with significant delays.