Saturday, July 29, 2017

Man Armed With Assault Rifle Arrested At Belmont Red Line Station

The man was arrested on the Belmont platform around 6:30 this morning, police said. | Wikicommons
Charges are pending against a 29-year-old man who was arrested this morning with an assault rifle at the Belmont Red Line station, 945 West Belmont.

Officers responded to a call of a man with a gun on the southbound platform around 6:30 a.m., according to the department’s News Affairs office.

An AK-47 | Wikicommons
The man was found in possession of an assault rifle “with a huge clip,” a witness said. A police source said the man had “an AK-47 tied around his neck” when officers arrived.

The offender had suffered a gunshot wound in recent days, according to a second source.

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CWBChicago will update this story when charges are finalized.
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