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Transit cop attacked at SW Side Metra station near 79th and Kedzie

Monday, January 20, 2014

A transit police officer was choked and beaten at a Metra station on Chicago's Southwest Side.

It happened Sunday night near 79th Street and Kedzie where the Norfolk Southern officer was on duty. Police say a man attacked him after being told he was trespassing on the railroad tracks.

The officer called for help during a struggle, but police say the suspect was still beating the 39-year-old victim when they arrived.

The suspect was taken into custody.

The officer was hospitalized. His injuries were not life-threatening.

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