Panhandler attacked CTA passenger who wouldn’t give him money: Chicago police

Police are trying to identify this man, saying he attacked a CTA passenger who would not give him money. (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — Police are looking for the man who attacked a CTA passenger in the Loop after the victim refused to give him change.

The victim was on the State-Lake Red Line platform when the assailant approached him around 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, police said.

After the victim declined to give the man change, he kicked and punched the victim in the face, CPD said in a “seeking to identify” bulletin.

They said the suspect is a man between 40 and 50 years old. He stands 5’6″ to 5’9″ tall and weighs 160 to 200 pounds, the bulletin said.

Anyone with information about him can call Mass Transit detectives at 312-745-4706. The case number is JH-274378.

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