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Blues Musician Stabbed While Playing At Jackson Red Line Station

Video from the stabbing shows the busker's guitar in pieces, with some of it on the tracks.

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CHICAGO — A blues musician was stabbed Tuesday afternoon at the Jackson Red Line station.

At 1:35 p.m., the victim, a 26-year-old man, was on the train platform in the 200 block of South State Street when a woman walked up to him and started arguing with him, police said.

The woman took out a knife, cut the man and ran away, police said. She was taken into custody and charges were pending.

The man had a laceration on his left arm and was taken to Northwestern Hospital in fair condition.

A video from Fox 32’s Dane Placko showed the man’s red, electric guitar smashed, with pieces of it on the tracks.