A CTA train operator was pushed onto the Red Line tracks at Granville on Monday evening by someone who pretended to need help getting a lost phone off the tracks, police said. The victim is in fair condition.
He was getting ready to continue his southbound route when he heard someone ask for his help getting a phone that fell onto the tracks around 8:34 p.m., according to a Chicago police statement. He stepped off the train to assist.
When he turned to look at the tracks, someone pushed him from behind, causing him to fall from the platform. There were reportedly no witnesses to the incident, and police did not release a suspect description.
EMS took the train operator to St. Francis hospital for soreness throughout his body, according to CPD.