Passenger accused in CTA hammer attack

March 24, 2010 8:33:45 AM PDT
Charges are pending against a Chicago Transit Authority passenger who is accused of hitting a bus driver in the head with a hammer during a dispute over a fare. Police say the attack happened Tuesday afternoon in the 5400-hundred block of South Pulaski. Other passengers on the bus held down the attacker and called police.

An 18-year-old is in custody. The driver is in serious condition.