Man knocked unconscious after being pushed into a moving train at Wilson CTA station, police say

A man was knocked unconscious after someone pushed him into a moving train at the Wilson CTA station in Uptown on Saturday night. Chicago police suspect the offender may be part of a group of people who have been wandering North Side train stations in the past few days.

It happened around 11:25 p.m.

The Wilson CTA station platform in September 2019. | File

The victim and another man were engaged in an argument when the offender pushed him toward the moving train, a CPD spokesperson said. Part of the train struck the victim in his head, knocking him unconscious. He fell onto the platform.

CTA surveillance video shows the offender exiting the station and turning east on Wilson Avenue.

He is a White or Hispanic man who was walking a dog while carrying a cooler and book bag. He wore a black baseball cap, brown jacket, and green camouflage pants, according to an officer who saw the video.

EMS transported the victim to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. On Sunday, a spokesperson for the CPD said the victim had not been identified or his condition was unknown. Detectives and evidence technicians were seen at the Wilson station, which suggests police considered the victim’s condition to be serious enough to launch an immediate investigation.

On Friday, officers dealt with a group of transients, including one with a dog, following disturbances at the Belmont CTA station. Investigators were working to determine if there is a connection between that group and Saturday’s incident.

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