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Man jumps onto Red Line tracks at Wilson

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A man was critically injured after jumping onto the CTA Red Line tracks early Wednesday at the Wilson station in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.

About 1 a.m., the man jumped from a train onto the tracks in the 4600 block of North Broadway, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

Firefighters removed the man from the tracks and transported him to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, Langford said. The man’s exact age was not immediately known.

The CTA initially reported that Red Line trains were standing at Wilson because of an unauthorized person on the tracks at 1:19 a.m., but service resumed with residual delays by 1:34 a.m.