Suspect sought in Addison Red Line attack

Surveillance images of the Red Line attack suspect. | CTA

Surveillance images of a man wanted for attacking a pregnant woman onboard a CTA Red Line train near the Addison station this week were released by Chicago cops late Friday night.

Police said the 25-year-old victim was sitting on a northbound train at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday when the man seen above approached her and started swearing at her. He then walked up to the woman and struck her repeatedly in the head and body, according to the alert.

The man exited the train at Addison, then stepped back on and continued the assault before he again exited and fled the station, police said.

Investigators described the man as being 30-40 years old, black, 5’9” to 5’10” tall, and 150-180 pounds. He was wearing a  gray wool hat with a brown winter coat, and he carried a green bag.

Anyone with information about the incident may contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8261 regarding case JC-151601.
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