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.

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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.

They happened:

  • 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.

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