The man — thought to be in his 50s or 60s — was found unresponsive by officers about 12:35 a.m. on the southbound tracks at the Harrison station, police said. Preliminary information indicates he had been trying to retrieve a large ball that fell on the tracks when he hit the electrically charged third rail.
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Police were seeking a man who has been ripping off cell phones and purses in and around a South Loop subway stop.
Two teenage boys stand charged with robbing a woman of her iPhone at a CTA train stop, in what police call “apple-picking.”
CTA Red Line trains had to be rerouted to the Loop ‘L’ tracks this morning, after a report of smoke in the State Street subway.