Man dead after being pushed into path of Red Line train in Loop

The Jackson Red Line platform | Wikipedia

A man is dead after someone pushed him off the Jackson Red Line platform into the path of a southbound train Tuesday evening, police said. Three suspects are being sought.

The victim was on the platform around 5:13 p.m. when the offenders approached him and one pushed him toward the tracks. A CTA worker, citing preliminary information, said the victim may have been pushed between two rail cars and then dragged as the train moved out of the station.

Fire department personnel pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Police did not have any further information about the man.

All police units in the 1st (Central) Police District were ordered to the Jackson station after fights began breaking out among bystanders as police investigated the man’s death. A female juvenile was taken into custody in connection for aggravated battery of a police officer.

Working from surveillance video, police described three suspects who were seen walking southbound on State Street and then westbound on Jackson Boulevard after the man was killed:

  • a white male with shorter hair who wore a dark gray or black hoodie, black jeans, and black shoes
  • a black male who wore a greenish t-shirt, black jeans, Timberland boots, and a black do-rag
  • a white female wearing a Champion-brand t-shirt

The CTA diverted Red Line trains to overhead tracks while police worked the murder scene.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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