CTA riders troubled after attempted sexual assault on Red Line

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UPDATE- Chicago police released four pictures of the alleged attacker.


An attempted sexual assault early Sunday morning on the Red Line has train riders jittery, and calling for more security.

The familiar rumbles gave way to a chorus of grumbles Sunday morning, as “L” riders reacted to the latest report of crime on the CTA.

“We don’t feel safe, we really don’t feel safe,” said CTA rider Angie Doss. “We have to carry around pepper spray or whatever to protect ourselves.”

Another rider, Frank Diaz, said, “I’ve lived here all my life, and there’s been more crimes on the Red Line than you can imagine.”

The Chicago Police Department is investigating an attempted sexual assault on the “L.”

Police say it happened on the Red Line early Sunday. It was about five in the morning when police say a male approached a 28-year-old woman, and tried to sexually assault her.

The train was heading from the Fullerton stop near DePaul south to the North and Clybourn stop in Lincoln Park.


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