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Police say man punched two women, tried to punch another man at Clark and Division

Police say man punched two women at Clark and Division
Police say man punched two women at Clark and Division 00:41

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A man was arrested Wednesday night after police said he attacked three people at Clark and Division streets on the Near North Side.

Police said at 6 p.m., the man first grabbed a 29-year-old woman and punched her in the face. He then punched a 32-year-old woman and she ended up falling on the ground, police said.

The man finally tried to punch a 32-year-old man, but he evaded the punch, police said.

Cellphone video taken at the scene shows the man punching a woman, and another man trying to get the man off the woman, in front of the entrance to the Clark/Division Red Line subway stop and the Jewel-Osco store at the northwest corner of Clark and Division streets.

The man was taken into police custody, and charges were pending Wednesday night.

Police have not suggested a reason, if any, why the man was going around punching people. But dispatch audio indicated multiple people who called police said the man was attacking "random" people.

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