3 arrested after group badly beats man on Loop Red Line platform, Chicago police say

The Monroe Red Line platform, 26 South State. | CWBChicago

Chicago — Three suspects are in custody after a group of people beat and stomped on a man on the Monroe Red Line platform Wednesday evening, Chicago police said.

A CTA surveillance camera operator recognized the group as a collection of troublemakers who frequent the Red Line, particularly downtown, at night. Fights involving the group were reported at the Roosevelt and Harrison stations less than 20 minutes before the man was attacked at Jackson, according to CPD radio transmissions.

At 10:51 p.m., members of the group attacked a 26-year-old man at Jackson, beating him, kicking him, stomping on his head, and hitting him in the face with a bottle, according to police. The CTA camera officer estimated that 20 people might have been involved in the attack.

Police found the victim lying on the platform, and EMS took him to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition. The police provided no motive for the attack.

Cops arrested three men the camera operator identified as participants in the attack. Other offenders got away.

Area Three detectives are heading up the investigation.

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