[NEWS] : Woman Stabbed on CTA Red Line

A woman was stabbed to death and a man was taken into custody Thursday in a midday attack on the CTA Red Line that police described as a domestic dispute.

The fatal attack, a rarity on CTA trains, prompted passengers to flee, screaming in horror, a witness said. The CTA rerouted trains and shut down service to the 47th Street station for several hours while police investigated.

The incident happened on a southbound train as it was pulling into the station about 12:35 p.m., police said. A man stabbed the woman multiple times, and she died at the scene, police First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante said at a news conference about two hours after the killing.

Police took the man into custody shortly after and charges were pending against him Thursday night, police said. The woman was stabbed in the neck, a source said. Witnesses told police they heard the couple mention a child while they were apparently quarreling, Escalante said.