Person Started Fire on Argyle Red Line Train: CPD

A person was taken into custody Thursday night after setting a fire aboard a CTA Red Line train that stopped in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side.

Firefighters responded about 5:15 p.m. to the Red Line train after it was stopped at the Argyle station at 1118 W. Argyle, according to the Chicago Police and Fire departments.

A male was taken into custody after he set a book bag on fire on the train, authorities said. No passengers were injured.

The male, whose age was not immediately known, was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital for treatment, police said.

A CTA employee was also taken to Weiss to receive treatment for smoke inhalation, police said. The employee’s condition stabilized.

A police officer was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries unrelated to the fire, police said.

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