Chicago police seek man who allegedly punched CTA passenger in face

Chicago police are asking for the public's help identifying a man accused of randomly punching a person on a CTA platform earlier this week.

The incident occurred on Tuesday around 6:52 a.m. on a CTA Blue Line platform at 19 North Dearborn Street in the Loop.

According to police, the man approached a passenger on the platform and punched them in the face with a closed fist, unprovoked.


The suspect is described as a Black male, 45 to 55 years old, at least 6-feet or a little taller, with a gray beard and wearing a black colored stocking hat, black hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, and black gym shoes.

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Anyone with information is urged to contact CPD detectives at 312-745-4443. Anonymous tips can be submitted to