Cops looking for man who’s beating Blue Line passengers with a handgun

Police are looking for a man who is suspected of attacking two passengers with a handgun this week along the Blue Line — once at the Western Blue Line and once at the Clinton Station, according to CPD records. CPD’s transit unit said on Twitter that the suspect has also been seen on the Brown Line.

Around 6:54 a.m. Monday, a 21-year-old man was sitting on the Clinton Blue Line platform when the offender walked up and struck him in the head with a handgun, Officer Steve Rusanov said. The attacker then allegedly boarded a train toward Forest Park.

An EMS crew treated the victim at the scene for an injury to his right ear.

CPD released these images of the suspect. | CPD

On Wednesday, a 39-year-old woman was riding a northbound Blue Line train when a man struck her in the head and arm with a handgun around 9:03 a.m., police said. He reportedly exited at the Western station.

The victim was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in good condition.

Anyone with information about the man can contact Public Transportation detectives at 312-745-4443. Refer to case JE-325508.

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