(STMW) — Red Line trains were running again, but experiencing major delays, after a person walking on the tracks near the 79th Street station halted rail service during the Thursday afternoon rush.
Emergency crews responded about 3:30 p.m. to a male making suicidal statements near the 79th Street overpass at the expressway, police and fire officials said.READ MORE: Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine More Than 90% Effective At Protecting Kids
Crews were forced to shut down rail service until they were able to remove him about 6:30 p.m., police said.
He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County for evaluation, police said.READ MORE: Suburban School Cafeteria Worker Turned Into A TikTok Star With Lunch Break Videos During The Pandemic; ‘People Like To Watch People Eat’
The Red Line was shut down between the 95th and 63rd street stations to allow crews to respond, forcing passengers to take a bus between stops, officials said. Trains are running again but with major residual delays, according to the CTA’s website.
Two lanes of the Dan Ryan (I-94) in each direction were also shut down during the response, but have reopened as of Thursday evening.MORE NEWS: Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Chicago Homicide Suspect At Bristol Gas Station After Two-State Crime Spree; Suspect Shot Police K-9 During Confrontation
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