Armed minor arrested on CTA train in Near North
CHICAGO - A 17-year-old boy faces charges after being seen with a firearm in a restricted area of a CTA train car Thursday evening.
Police say the boy had what appeared to be a firearm in his waistband. CPD's Mass Transit Unit arrested him in the 800 block of North State Street in Near North around 8:30 p.m.
The boy was taken into custody as he attempted to flee officials.
A weapon was recovered. The offender appeared in juvenile court Friday.
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CPD did not disclose what line the incident occurred on. No additional information is available at this time.