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Police Are Trying To Identify Man In CTA Orange Line Attack

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Mar 17, 2016 4:06PM

via CPD

Police are trying to identify a man who allegedly attacked a CTA Orange Line passenger who asked him to stop smoking on the train. The passenger's nose and orbital bone were broken in the attack, authorities say.

The passenger was reportedly riding the CTA Orange Line Train in the 1st police district, which includes the Loop, around 2:30 p.m. Feb. 29 when he saw a man smoking on the train. The man attacked the passenger after being asked not to smoke. The passenger, who is not identified by police, was taken to Northwestern Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Police are now trying to identify the man, pictured above, as the alleged attacker. He is described as a black man "between 30 and 40 years of age, wearing a dark knit cap, glasses, a dark puffy coat, blue jeans with rips and tan boots."