Saturday, August 24, 2019

"Uncooperative": No charges filed in Wilson Red Line brick attack, police say

 The Wilson Red Line station. | Google
No charges have been filed in connection with a brick attack that caused a man to fall from the Wilson Red Line platform Thursday.

Police said a man and a woman punched and hit the victim with a brick, causing him to fall onto the tracks as he tried to escape around 6:15 a.m. But the couple told police that the man had punched the woman and taken her cellphone minutes earlier.

Investigators questioned the two suspects as well as the injured man, but all were released without charges after the three became uncooperative with police, a CPD spokesperson said Saturday.

Northbound Red Line service was halted for about two hours at the Uptown station, 1104 West Wilson, after the 47-year-old man fell onto the tracks. The couple, both 36, were taken into custody a short time later on the 1200 block of West Leland.

Dispatch records show that officers responded to a call of a man striking a woman with a walker near Leland and Racine about five minutes before the CTA station incident was reported. Investigators believe that incident may have been the purported robbery.

The man who fell onto the tracks was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a deep cut above his eye and injuries to his chest.

Police today said the investigation is on-going.
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