Chicago man stabs himself to death on CTA Red Line tracks

CHICAGO – A man died from self-inflicted stab wounds Saturday after a hours-long standoff with police that shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway and the CTA Red Line on the South Side, police said.

A SWAT team responded to the station about 3:05pm after the man, 27, was seen walking on the Red Line tracks with a knife, Chicago police said.

Red Line service was suspended and traffic on the expressway was halted nearby.

At about 8:15 pm, the man was shocked with a stun gun by police and taken into custody, police said.

He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died from “self-inflicted stab wounds.”

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details on his death.

The expressway reopened about an hour after the man was taken into custody, according to Illinois State Police.