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Man in custody after walking onto CTA tracks on Near West Side

Updated: June 28, 2012 3:37PM



CTA Pink Line train service on the Near West Side was disrupted for more than a half-hour Thursday morning after an unauthorized person got onto the tracks. The man was taken into custody by UIC police and no one was injured.

UIC Police was first notified of the situation about 10:40 a.m., according to UIC spokesman Mark Rosati. According to UIC Police, the man on the tracks had been involved in some sort of domestic situation and he was on the tracks, then got onto the platform, then went back on the tracks, Rosati said.

Service on the Pink Line was suspended between the Damen and Ashland/Lake stations because the man was on the tracks at the 18th/Douglas station, an alert from the CTA said.

There were delays on the Pink and Green lines because of the incident, according to CTA alerts.

A little after 11 a.m. UIC police caught up to the man around 18th Street and took him into custody, Rosati said. The man was taken to the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago for evaluation. Neither he nor any of the officers who took part in the arrest were injured, Rosati said.



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