A man robbed and attacked at Red Line station near South Loop; suspects in custody

CHICAGO (CBS)– A man was robbed and attacked at a Red Line station near the South Loop early Wednesday morning.

Just before 1 a.m., police said a 25-year-old man was in an elevator at the Roosevelt Red Line station when four men entered and threatened him with a knife.

The victim told police the men took his backpack and wallet before punching him in the face and fleeing north on the red line.

Eight stops later, at Clark and Division streets, police arrested the four men.

The man should recover.

There have been at least seven CTA attacks in the last 10 days. Between 200 and 220 unarmed security guards are now expected to be on the 24/7 transit system.


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