CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police say a person was struck by a train near the Addison Red Line stop around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Police responded to the call of a person on the tracks in the 900 block of West Addison.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Second Sunday Night Tornado Confirmed; Cool And Clear Monday Night
According to Chicago police, an intoxicated 28-year-old man jumped the turnstile at the train station and ran onto the platform where he later intentionally fell onto the tracks before he was struck. He was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, although police originally reported the man had died.READ MORE: Video Of Gruesome Humboldt Park Shooting From CPD POD Camera Was Made Public Without City's Permission, CBS 2 Has Learned
Power was out in both directions around 5:30 p.m.
Traffic is also shut down both ways from Sheffield to Fremont.MORE NEWS: LIVE UPDATES: 130 Homes Damaged In Tornado In West, Southwest Suburbs As Dangerous Storms Hit Chicago Area Sunday Night
CTA officials suggest commuters consider alternative transportation.