Friday, February 24, 2012
BLACK MAN rapes woman at knifepoint on CTA Train
A 26-year-old woman was robbed and sexually assaulted at knifepoint early today while riding the CTA Red Line on the South Side, police said in a community alert.
About 4:55 a.m. the woman was riding southbound on the Red Line between Roosevelt Road and 79th Street when she was attacked by a man armed with a knife, police said.
The attacker fled at the 87th Street station.
The community alert describes the suspect as a black man, 20-25, with a slim build, dark complexion and no facial hair.
He was wearing a black hooded jacket and all black clothing, and was armed with a black-handled knife with a long blade, police said.
The CTA could not provide additional details.
The CTA has provided footage from its surveillance cameras to assist police, CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said in an emailed statement.
Anyone with information is asked to call Calumet Area detectives at 312-747-8380.