Conductor on Chicago’s Metra train assaulted
Chicago, IL, United States (4E) – A conductor on Chicago’s Metra train was attacked in an attempted robbery Monday afternoon, which stopped the rail service for nearly an hour at the Western Avenue station.
Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said that preliminary reports indicated a person was assaulted and paramedics were requested.
Officials confirmed that a Metra employee was attacked with a knife and that other Metra employees helped to subdue the assailant.
The train halted for about 56 minutes before the trip to the Union Station resumed while police investigated the incident.
Authorities said that the attacker was captured and was taken in custody Monday evening.
The unidentified conductor was brought to the St. Anthony Hospital, the nature of his injuries were not known.
Reile explained that each train has at least one conductor plus an engineer who drives the train in a locked compartment.