Man charged after attack on CTA passenger, driver with bag of frozen chicken

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Monday, October 17, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A CTA bus driver and passenger were allegedly attacked by a rider last week. Prosecutors said Caleb Russell hit a woman with a bag of frozen chicken before beating up the driver, DNAinfo reports.

According to police, the driver now has a broken nose, jaw and lost a tooth. The attack happened on October 13 in the 7200-block of South Ashland.

Russell was charged with misdemeanor battery and three counts of felony aggravated battery to a CTA employee.

Court records show Russell was also arrested in 2014 for threatening to blow up a bus as "Jihad against the White Devil." He was sentenced to two years for that incident.

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