Early Friday morning, a 26-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and robbed at knifepoint while she was riding on a Chicago CTA Red Line train.
The incident occurred at 4:55 a.m. on the Red Line train, which was heading southbound between Roosevelt Road and 79th Street, according to a community alert issued by the Chicago Police Department.
No other passengers were in the train car at the time of the sexual assault and robbery. The assailant got off the train at the 87th Street station.
The victim was not injured during the attack.
According to the alert, the suspect is described as a black man, 20-25 years old, with a slim build, dark complexion, and no facial hair. His clothing was black, and he was wearing a black-hooded jacket. The knife he wielded was black with a long blade.
Those with information are asked to call detectives at (312) 747-8380 or send tips to AREA1TIP@chicagopolice.org.
Additional information and possible updates can be found in a variety of media sources including the February 24 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman Sexually Assaulted on CTA Red Line train on South Side” and the February 24 NBC Chicago article titled “Woman Raped, Robbed on Red Line: Police.”