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

January 20, 2014 (CHICAGO)

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.

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