CPD investigating after man claims suspect posing as police officer hit him near Wrigley Field

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Thursday, June 30, 2022
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The man said he was walking near the Addison CTA Red Line stop when the suspect confronted him.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 36-year-old man claims an individual posing as a police officer threatened and hit him while he was walking near Wrigley Field early Thursday morning.

The man said he was walking on West Addison Street near the CTA Red Line stop just after 12:45 a.m. when a male suspect walked up to him and started making threats, then hit him in the face.

The individual first allegedly claimed to be a security officer and then said he was a police officer.

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The suspect went north, and police tried to find him but were unsuccessful.

The victim declined medical treatment on the scene.

No one was in custody later Thursday morning. Area Three detectives are investigating.