2 women attacked on CTA's Green Line

January 15, 2009 9:26:57 PM PST
Police are searching for the men who attacked two women on a CTA train. It happened Monday night at the Green Line's Laramie stop on Lake Street.

Katie Willeke explains she and another woman were on the train when one man sat next to her - and the other began assaulting a woman in the back of the train car. Willeke started to call 911. But the attacker hit her in the head with what she believed was a metal pipe.

"I hit him. He then said, 'I'm going to shoot you.' I looked at the weapon that he had and knew it wasn't a gun. So I was like okay. He then lunged over and hit me again. At this point I was scared for my life," said Willeke.

The Chicago Police Department says it's stepping up patrols in the area where the attack happened.