By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– A person of interest has been arrested in a string of hammer attacks on the CTA.

A man was attacked  on a CTA Red Line train Tuesday morning.

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Police said the 50-year-old was sitting on the train when an unknown male offender struck him, at the Fullerton station in the 1200 block of North Clark Street around 5:11 a.m. Police said the weapon used was “possibly” a hammer.

The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

Police are questioning a person of interest. No charges have been filed. Police did not say if that person is possibly connected to the other attacks.

While police have not confirmed a connection between incidents, there have been several hammer attacks on CTA trains. 

Last week, police issued a community alert saying an offender wanted for these incidents “utilizes a hammer” when attacking people on CTA Red and Green Line platforms and a CTA bus on Addison Street.

Past incidents have taken place at the following locations:

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• 940 W. Addison Street-CTA Red Line Platform on August 18, 2021 at 2:07 A.M.
• 128 S. State Street-CTA Red Line Platform on August 13, 2021 at 12:00 A.M.
• 1600 W. Lake Street-CTA Green Line Platform on August 6, 2021 at 11:10 A.M.
• 3550 W. Addison Street-CTA Bus on July 21, 2021 at 3:27 P.M.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff