Metra Conductor Attacked On Platform

CHICAGO (STMW) — An attack against a Metra conductor on a station platform late this afternoon caused police to be called and at least one train to be delayed.

The outbound Metra Electric train No. 403, destined for the South Chicago station on 93rd Street, was stopped at the Hyde Park station near 53rd Street a few minutes after 5:05 p.m., officials said.

Many police responded to the scene, according to one witness on the train.

As of 5:28 p.m. the train was moving again.

Police were called to the Hyde Park station after a passenger attacked a conductor on the train platform, according to a police source, citing preliminary information. Authorities received numerous cell calls during the incident at about 5:05 p.m., the source said.

Metra spokesman Michael Gillis confirmed that the conductor was attacked, adding that the man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center to be treated for a leg injury. Gillis said the train’s crew would be questioned after it completed its trip, but had no additional details.

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  • swizzle

    Liberals and Democrats, like myself, are more concerned about the health of the Conductor in Question. We’re above asking stupid questions about the race of the person who attacked him, because this is unimportant.

    Republicans don’t care about the Conductor at all, and this is due to thier lack of morals and ethics. To them the only thing that matters is putting the blame upon a black man. Not all Republicans are racist, but all Racists are Republicans.
    Sarah is your typical Republican and fits this profile correctly.


      What idiotic swizzle that statement was.The only person bringing up race is swizzle,so it shows who the real racist is .The thrust of this should be why was the conductor attacked not bringing in politics. Most all criminals don’t know or care what a Republican or Democrat means. Why do you bring politics and race into a crime reporting article?

  • To Swizzle

    I`m convinced your an idiot!!!!!

    • Michael Payne

      It’s spelled “you’re”

  • Tammy

    I’ll bet this savage moron is a black negro.

    • Tyreese

      Who the hell else would attack a train conductor?

    • Marco P.

      Check the address Tammy, it was obviously a U of C doctoral candidate.

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