Police talking to person of interest after latest CTA hammer attack
A man was hit in his head — possibly a hammer — Tuesday morning on a Red Line near the Clark/Division station.
Police are talking to a person of interest after the fifth hammer attack on CTA property this summer.
The victim, a 50-year-old man, was hit in his head with an object —possibly a hammer — around 5 a.m. Tuesday on a Red Line near the Clark/Division station, Chicago police said.
He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition stabilized, police said.
Detectives were speaking with a person of interest. Charges have not been filed as of Tuesday morning.
Police issued an alert last week after four other hammer attacks on CTA property.
- Aug. 18 at the Red Line stop in the 900 block of West Addison Street 900 block of West Addison Street
- Aug. 13 on the platform of the Red Line stop in the 100 block of South State Street.
- Aug. 6 on the platform of the Green Line stop in the 1600 block of West Lake Street.
- July 21 on a bus in the 3500 block of West Addison Street.
Anyone with information can call police at (312) 745-4443.