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Uptown brick attack results in no charges after victim uncooperative, police say

The victim in the attack did not want to press charges against a man and woman involved, police said.

Trains were rerouted to the elevated tracks Sept. 20, 2019 from the Fullerton to Cermak-Chinatown stations.
Two people were released without charges after a man was attacked with a brick Aug. 22, 2019, at the Wilson CTA station in Uptown.
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Two suspects were released without being charged after a man was attacked with a brick last week at the Wilson CTA station in Uptown.

Their alleged victim, who may have been involved in an earlier robbery, was uncooperative with investigators and did not want to press charges in the attack, according to Chicago police. The man and woman, both 36, were also uncooperative and did not want to press charges related to the robbery.

The 47-year-old man was arguing with the pair at 6:17 a.m. Aug. 22 at the station in the 1100 block of West Wilson Avenue, police said. During the fight, the duo allegedly punched him and hit him with a brick.

The victim slipped and fell onto the tracks while trying to get away from them, police said.

Red and Purple Line trains were temporarily halted as emergency crews worked to remove him from the tracks, according to police and the CTA. The 47-year-old was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with “a severe head injury.”

Both suspects were arrested a short time later in the 1200 block of West Leland Avenue, according to police. They have since been released.

Police said no one is in custody and no charges are pending as of Monday in the case the 47-year-old was “a possible suspect.”

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