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Suspect Accused Of Pushing Woman Onto CTA Tracks In Custody

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Police have arrested a man who is accused of pushing a woman off  the Belmont Red Line platform onto the tracks.

Chicago Police say Melvin Doss, 46, punched the woman, causing her to fall onto CTA tracks. Doss is facing charges of attempted first degree murder.

Doss was arrested after he was spotted Tuesday afternoon at the Kimball Brown Line station.


CTA Red Line Attack Suspect
(Credit: CPD)

While on the platform,  the woman saw a man urinating.

She told him to find a bathroom instead. An argument followed and then she said, an attack.

"I felt a punch to the back of my head," she told CBS 2's Jeremy Ross. "He just hit me so hard that I flew onto the tracks," she said.

"The third rail was within arm's length. The possibility of being hit by a train wasn't my first thought. It was being electrocuted."


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