Video emerges of mob attack near Magnificent Mile

Video grab from footage of Saturday’s attack.

CWBChicago tonight has secured cellphone video of Saturday evening’s mob attack in a downtown subway station that left three people injured, including a man who reportedly suffered a broken eye socket.  (You may view the video HERE.)

Surveillance images of six men wanted in connection with the attack were released by Chicago police late on New Year’s Eve. Nearly all of the suspects have been identified, according to a police department source.

The attack at the State-Chicago Red Line station followed two hours of “large group” disruptions along the Magnificent Mile.

On social media, friends of suspected offenders have been cracking racist, anti-Asian jokes about the violent attack, which some are blaming on a group of young men who call themselves “Duhh Boys.” Widespread comments suggest the man in the video was targeted for his Canada Goose jacket, which the attackers failed to get control of.

Others have called the suspects out for their alleged behavior.

“mfkas Saying duhh boys jumped on ppl for a coat. Dt n they gon get arrest,” wrote one Facebook observer.

Following a series of similar violent attacks on Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue this spring, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson chalked the events up to “kids do[ing] goofy things.”
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