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Second man pushed onto L tracks in Oak Park

Updated: December 15, 2010 2:30AM

For the second time in five weeks, a man was pushed onto the tracks at the Marion Street Green Line L stop over the weekend.

About 12:55 a.m. Sunday, a man from Chicago’s North Side was standing on the platform when another man approached him and asked for money. The man said he refused and turned away, only to be pushed from behind onto the tracks.

The suspect is described as a black man, 35 to 40 years old, 5-foot-9 to 6-foot tall with a medium build. He was wearing a green Army coat.

That description is similar to a man who pushed another Chicago man off the same platform on the night of Nov. 3. In that case the suspect approached the man and reached for a wallet in his front pocket. The man struggled with the attacker, and was knocked onto the tracks, police said.

The suspect in that incident was described as a black man, 30 to 40 years old, 5-foot-9 with a thin build, black hair and facial blemishes. Oak Park police said they’re looking into whether the same man is responsible for both incidents.

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