Man charged in Metra conductor assault

October 24, 2012 3:03:04 PM PDT
A northwest suburban man is charged with robbing and assaulting a Metra train conductor.

This happened Monday on a Burlington North Santa Fe line train that was traveling from Aurora to downtown Chicago.

Police say -- Kyle Rankin of Mundelein attacked a conductor during a robbery attempt while the train was stopped for about an hour at the Western Avenue station.

The conductor suffered minor injuries in the struggle including a broken finger.