Chicago man charged after punching CTA employee: police

Derrel Ward (CPD)

A Chicago man was arrested after he allegedly punched a CTA employee in South Loop on Sunday. 

Derrel Ward, 41, hit a CTA worker with a closed fist in the first block of East Roosevelt Road, according to police. 

He was arrested at 9:40 p.m. in the 1200 block of South Wabash less than 30 minutes after he attacked the 42-year-old man. 

Ward was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery of a transit employee. 

His detention hearing was scheduled for Monday.