4 Guardian Angels stabbed after robbery

CHICAGO, May 16 (UPI) -- Four members of the Guardian Angels were stabbed after they intervened when a passenger on a Chicago subway was beaten and robbed, police said.

Police said the members of the volunteer security patrol suffered cuts and stab wounds in the incident about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Clark and Division subway stop on the Near North Side, the Chicago Tribune reported.


While the Guardian Angels were on platform waiting for a train, Miguel Fuentes, head of the local Guardian Angels chapter, said he saw a man standing behind a passenger pull out a gun, hit the man and steal his iPhone 4S.

Fuentes said he grabbed the robber's arm but the robber fled toward the turnstile, where three other Guardian Angels subdued him.

Then another man pulled a knife and stabbed three of the Guardian Angels on their arms and the fourth on the scalp.

Fuentes said he and the other Guardian Angels were treated for minor wounds. The Tribune said the robbery victim was also treated and released.

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