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

January 20, 2014 9:47:08 AM PST
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.