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Woman pistol-whipped on Blue Line train on NW Side; same suspect sought in another attack

The latest attack happened on a northbound train in the 1900 block of North Western Avenue, police said.

A woman was attacked on a Blue Line train Aug. 4, 2021, on the Northwest Side.
Sun-Times file photo

Police released images of a man suspected of attacking two people on the Blue Line this week.

In the latest incident, a woman was pistol-whipped while riding a train Wednesday morning on the Northwest Side.

About 9 a.m., the 39-year-old was on a northbound train in the 1900 block of North Western Avenue when a male approached her and hit her in the head and arm with a gun, Chicago police said. The woman was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in good condition.

Surveillance images of a man police say is wanted in connection with two attacks on the Blue Line.
Chicago Police Department

Police said a similar attack happened about 6:55 a.m. Monday on the platform of the Blue Line Clinton stop. Investigators believe the same man is responsible for both assaults.

He was described as 30 to 40 years old wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt, light colored jeans and black gym shoes.

Anyone with information can call detectives at 312-745-4443.