Man Assaulted On Red-Line Near Monroe Station

A 27-year-old man was attacked Wednesday morning, when a suspect tried to grab his cell-phone.

By Alise Blunk
|  Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011  |  Updated 4:28 PM CDT
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A man punched and tried to rob a 27-year-old man in the Red Line subway near the Monroe Station Wednesday morning, according to police reports.

The incident happened at 12:11 a.m. Wednesday and the victim has identified Rizon Brown, 32, of the South Side, as the suspect, said Central District police Lt. Robert Lajewski.

Lajewski said Brown confronted the victim who was waiting for the train and tried to grab his cell phone. Brown then started punching the victim in the head until the victim fell to the ground, and then fled to get on a southbound train, according to reports.

Brown has been charged with one felony count of attempted robbery, according to Lajewski.

The victim has been released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital as of Wednesday morning, and Lajewski said no injuries were reported.

There were delays on the Red-Line as of 12:33 a.m. Wednesday morning, and according to the CTA website service has resumed and is back to normal.

There have been recent attacks and robberies on the Red-Line this month and throughout the summer.

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