Man charged in in wine bottle attack, robbery on CTA Red Line train, CPD announce

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Thursday, September 29, 2022
Man charged in in wine bottle attack, robbery on Red Line train
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CPD announced charges in a violent armed robbery on a Red Line train near 95th Street Station in which a man was hit in the head with a wine bottle.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police have charged a man in an incident on a CTA Red Line train when a man attacked and robbed after being hit in the head with a wine bottle.

Police said the Solomon Washington, 30, was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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Video shows two men demanding ID from a man who was sleeping on the L, then taking the victim's wine bottle and striking him in the head, leaving him bleeding in his seat.

The incident happened on Sept. 24 around 2:42 a.m. on a Red Line train near the 95th Street station, leaving TeShaun Terry - who recorded the violent confrontation - stunned on her way home. She said she went searching for help at the train station, but no one was around.

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"When I seen the blood I instantly felt so bad!" Terry said. "So, I instantly ... when the train stopped, I stopped the video and I ran upstairs to look for the operators. There were no operators! There were no security! There were literally no one!"

Terry said the two men targeted a man who appeared to be asleep on the train. Police said the victim is unhoused, which made it difficult to locate him to conduct their investigation.

Police said Washington was also involved in a second armed robbery in which he punched a 46-year-old man in the face and took his personal property the following day, also at the 95th Street station.

Washington is charged with one count of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of aggravated battery in a public place, one count of robbery, and one count of theft, all felonies.

Police said they are still looking for the second man seen in the video of the wine bottle attack.