Arrest made in connection with Oak Park Blue Line stabbing

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Diamond A. Gatewood, 28, from the 2000 block of North Kilpatrick Ave. in Chicago. Photo courtesy of the Cook County Sheriff's Office

An arrest was made on the 3100 block of West Harrison in Chicago around noon on June 21. Diamond A. Gatewood was wanted in connection to an armed robbery attempt on the CTA Oak Park Blue Line which left a man with over a dozen stab wounds, according to the Oak Park Police Department.

Gatewood, a 28-year-old woman from the 2000 block of North Kilpatrick Avenue in Chicago, has been charged with one count of attempted armed robbery and one count of aggravated battery. The victim of the attempted robbery has since been released from Loyola University Medical Center after receiving treatment.

Gatewood is being held in Cook County Jail and was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, according to the Cook County Sherriff’s Department.

In a statement released by the Village of Oak Park, Acting Police Chief LaDon Reynolds was quoted saying, “An incident like this quickly interests news reporters and can generate a lot of attention on social media, and then fade away just as fast. But the investigation doesn’t stop just because public interest has diminished. We always continue to work a case until an arrest is made.”

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