CTA guard attacked while dispersing ‘large group’ at Roosevelt CTA station

CHICAGO — A private security officer working for the CTA was punched in the face while trying to break up a large group that was fighting at the Roosevelt Red Line station overnight, according to a Chicago police report.

CPD received calls about the fight around 4 a.m., and officers found at least 20 people involved in a disturbance.

A 41-year-old man in the group punched a canine security officer in the face several times as the guard tried to break up the altercation, according to a Chicago police spokesperson and a witness. The 45-year-old guard declined medical attention.

Police arrested Amos Fulford at the scene on a misdemeanor battery charge, according to a CPD spokesperson.

After a relatively quiet winter, problems appear to be returning to the Red Line. Chicago police issued three community alerts over the weekend about people wanted in connection with violent crimes on the train line: two men wanted for armed robbery of a Red Line passenger near Morse, another man wanted for aggravated battery of a passenger at Cermak-Chinatown, and three women who allegedly beat and robbed a Red Line passenger near 79th Street.