Theft Shuts Down Power On Brown Line Near Mart

CHICAGO (STMW) — Police activity at the Merchandise Mart CTA platform forced the agency to shut down power in both directions for about 15 minutes Monday afternoon.

Initial reports indicated someone was being held for a theft that occurred on the platform, police said. Another report indicated a battery may have happened.

CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis said power was shut down on the Brown-Purple Line in both directions from the Merchandise Mart to Sedgwick stations due to the police activity.

By about 12:30 p.m., power had been restored, she said.

Police could not immediately provide further information.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Dan

    This is BS! The headline stated that theft shut down the power, this interested me so I clicked on the article to see who had the nads to steal copper wiring or jumpers during rush hour. What a waste of time, theft didn’t shut down the power, the CTA shut down the power due to someone stealing a wallet or something.
    Totally misleading tabloid stylle headline. Time wasted clicking on it plus all the time it took to vent, Total BS!

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