Woman attacked and beaten on Red Line train

CHICAGO (SCS) — A woman was punched in the face early Wednesday on a South Side Red Line train.

Police say a 48-year-old woman told officers she was on a Red Line train at the 95th Street station between 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. when a man approached her. her and punched her in the face several times.

The woman stayed on the train until the Cermak stop, where she got off and called the police.

She was taken to Insight Hospital, where her condition stabilized.

No one was in custody Wednesday morning.

Hours before the attack, a man was robbed at knifepoint at Roosevelt Station on the Red Line.

Police say the victim was in an elevator at Roosevelt Station when four men entered and threatened him with a knife, took his backpack and wallet and punched him in the face before fleeing to north on the red line.

Officers took the four men into custody eight stops later at Clark/Division station.

The victim should recover.

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


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