Person critically injured after Charlotte streetcar stabbing, suspect in custody

A person sustained life-threatening injuries after they were stabbed on a Charlotte streetcar on Thursday.
Published: May. 4, 2023 at 4:20 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A person is facing life-threatening injuries after being stabbed on a Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) streetcar Thursday afternoon, just outside of Uptown.

According to Medic, the incident happened on West Trade Street near Johnson and Wales University.

CATS said the incident happened around 4 p.m. during an altercation aboard the CityLYNX Gold Line.

Police said following that stabbing, the suspect fled toward I-77 and was later arrested.

“This is a tragic incident for all parties involved,” CATS said in a statement. “The safety and well-being of all customers is CATS’ top priority and concern. We are cooperating with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as they investigate the situation.”

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