Skip to comments.Surveillance photos released in knifing of Guardian Angels(IL)
Posted on 05/17/2012 2:32:27 PM PDT by marktwain
Police have released surveillance photos of two suspects in the stabbing of four Guardian Angels at a Red Line station on the Near North Side.
The four suffered minor cuts during the confrontation around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Clark and Division stop, police said, citing preliminary information.
The Guardian Angels were on the platform, waiting to get on a train, when they spotted a man hitting a passenger and taking his iPhone 4S, police said. They intervened and a second man pulled a knife and cut three of the Guardian Angels on their arms and the fourth on the head, authorities said.
The robbers ran off and grabbed a cab, police said.
Wednesday evening, police released CTA surveillance photos of the suspects and asked for the public's help in finding them.
Miguel Fuentes, the head of the local Guardian Angels chapter, said he had spotted one of the robbers standing suspiciously close behind the passenger on the northbound train.
"As the train's pulling up, I noticed (the robber) hovering around (the victim) from behind. So the passenger had no clue," Fuentes said hours after the attack left him with 17 stitches in his right arm.
As the train pulled to the stop, Fuentes said he saw the robber pull a handgun and hit the passenger from behind. "People get up, they start running. . .They're screaming. The train still hadn't made a complete stop," Fuentes said.
Fuentes said he grabbed the robber's arm as he was fleeing the train and tucking the pistol into his waistband. The robber managed pulled away and ran toward the turnstile, where the three other Guardian Angels were waiting.
Fuentes and the three other volunteers subdued the robber but a second man who had also been on the train approached them from behind.
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I used to live near that EL stop. Would not be in there at that time of night though.
Hey! These perps look like they could be Obama’s sons...
Sure 'nuff! That be what thet be!
If not his sons, then Obama voters for sure.
Chicago machine will pay them and see that each one votes 10 times for Obama in November
These guys don’t believe in weapons of any kind. A few years ago the Guardian Angels came to Dallas. Russ Martin, a then popular local talk radio guy just couldn’t get over the fact that the Angels do not let their members arm themselves, and instead proudly proclaim that they only carry radios. Russ’s exact words, “Don’t they know that this is Texas? There are going to be walkie-talkies for sale in every pawn shop in Dallas.”
DAMN...I just about had a heart attack when I saw that the perps were BLACK!!!