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Metra Conductor Attacked On Platform

CHICAGO (STMW) -- An attack against a Metra conductor on a station platform late this afternoon caused police to be called and at least one train to be delayed.

The outbound Metra Electric train No. 403, destined for the South Chicago station on 93rd Street, was stopped at the Hyde Park station near 53rd Street a few minutes after 5:05 p.m., officials said.

Many police responded to the scene, according to one witness on the train.

As of 5:28 p.m. the train was moving again.

Police were called to the Hyde Park station after a passenger attacked a conductor on the train platform, according to a police source, citing preliminary information. Authorities received numerous cell calls during the incident at about 5:05 p.m., the source said.

Metra spokesman Michael Gillis confirmed that the conductor was attacked, adding that the man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center to be treated for a leg injury. Gillis said the train's crew would be questioned after it completed its trip, but had no additional details.

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