FULLER PARK — A 25-year-old woman was stabbed to death on a CTA Red Line train at 47th Street on Thursday afternoon, police and CTA officials said.
Jessica Hampton, of the 6600 block of South Laflin Street, was pronounced dead on the scene after being stabbed in her neck around 12:30 p.m., said Officer Bari Lemmon, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. Hampton was identified by Cook County Medical Examiner's Office records.
A man was in custody and the knife was recovered, police said.
Hampton's killer was believed to be her boyfriend, and the stabbing was part of an "ongoing domestic dispute," Deputy Police Supt. John Escalante said at the scene Thursday.
"There was some talk about a child," he added.
Immediately after the stabbing, a single officer ran to the platform and brought the man into custody, Escalante said.
UPDATE - CPD was on scene instantly, arrested male suspect and recovered a weapon. Incident believed to be domestic violence.— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) June 23, 2016
Police said detectives are interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance video from the train car.
Red Line trains temporarily bypassed the 47th Street station, said Catherine Hosinski, a CTA spokeswoman, and there were some delays.
The last known homicide on the CTA occurred in March 2013, when a man was beaten to death on a Green Line platform at 43rd Street.
After the stabbing, commuters stood outside the station waiting the 47th Street bus.
A woman walking toward the train asked a passerby what happened.
"A guy stabbed his girlfriend on the train," the man said.
Another man, who would not share his name, had one reaction after hearing the news:
"I'll be damned," he said. "I'll be damned."
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