Man Arrested After Foot Chase on Dan Ryan Expressway During Morning Rush Hour

A man was taken into custody Tuesday morning after leading police on a foot chase along the Dan Ryan Expressway during morning rush hour. 

Just after 6:15 a.m., a man was seen walking along the outbound local lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway and flailing his arms around as cars whizzed by. 

Soon after, IDOT workers spotted the man and slowly pulled up next to him. He then fled across the expressway, scaling the barrier wall near 59th Street. 

When a squad car arrived moments later after police were dispatched to the scene, the man darted once again back across the expressway lanes. 

Hoping to avoid authorities at all costs, he jumped across the train tracks and hid underneath the 64th Street stop for a short time. The man then hopped over the tracks again and was walking in the middle of the outbound lanes of traffic.

After shutting down all outbound local lanes, three IDOT trucks began to surround the man, as he continued to try to run, flipping back and forth across the barricades so much so that his pants fell down. [[379777581, C]]

While running with his pants around his ankles, an Illinois State Trooper following the trucks got out of his vehicle and jumped across the barrier wall and was able to tackle the man to the ground. 

An ambulance was dispatched to the scene for the suspect to be treated before being taken into police custody.

Check back for more on this developing story.

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