CHICAGO (WBBM) — A Chicago man faces battery charges after he was involved in a scuffle with a Metra train conductor during yesterday’s evening rush hour.

The man was a passenger on the Metra Electric Line, now identified as 30-year-old Kenneth Pollard.

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It was just after 5 p.m., Metra says, when a conductor told him to lower his voice as he talked on a cell phone.

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The conductor made several such requests, according to Metra, to no avail.

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Pollard is alleged to have followed the conductor onto the platform at the 51st Street station in Hyde Park and took a swing at him.

He missed, Metra says.

The conductor managed to duck, but did hurt his leg as he struggled with Pollard.

Two off-duty Chicago police officers on the train stepped in and held Pollard until on-duty police arrived.

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Pollard is facing misdemeanor charges.