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CTA Riders Punched by People Through Windows of Departing Trains

Police say two such incidents have occurred at Red Line stations this month

Chicago police are searching for suspects accused of striking CTA customers through the windows of Red Line trains at several stations.

According to police, two such incidents have taken place in recent days. On Feb. 21 at the Red Line station at State and Grand, the suspects opened the side operator window on the train and struck at least one rider who was standing on the platform as the train left the station.

The suspects both got off the train at the State and Jackson stop, according to police.

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Another incident occurred the next day at the Sheridan stop on the city’s North Side, according to a police alert.

Police describe the suspects as African-American males, between the ages of 18 and 20, and standing between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10 inches tall. Police advise CTA riders to be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity immediately.

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