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The woman was confronted and punched by two people Tuesday morning in the mezzanine of the Cicero Blue Line stop.

A woman was stabbed with her own knife Tuesday morning while defending herself at a West Side CTA Blue Line station.

The woman, 36, was confronted and punched by two people around 5:30 a.m. in the mezzanine of the Cicero Blue Line stop in the 700 Block of South Cicero Avenue, Chicago police spokeswoman Kellie Bartoli said.

She took out a knife and stabbed one of the attackers, police said. One of the attackers then grabbed the knife and stabbed her several times in her face, police said.

The woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where she was listed in critical condition, police said.

Police did not release a description of the attackers.

Blue Line trains bypassed the Cicero station until 8:45 a.m. while police investigated, according to the CTA.

In October, a man was stabbed during a fight at the same Blue Line station. The 62-year-old victim was stabbed in his head and fell onto the tracks, police said. He was hospitalized in serious condition.

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