A man who was attacking passengers and the driver of a CTA bus in the Marquette Park neighborhood was shot and Tasered by police after he tried to attack officers this afternoon.
The incident happened at about 4
p.m. as a California Avenue CTA bus was northbound near 63rd Street, said
Patrick Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge
The man, in his late 20s and who appeared to be impaired, began
attacking several passengers on the bus.
As the bus stopped
at 63rd Street, the man then attacked the bus driver.
man was attacking the bus driver, another passenger got off the bus and flagged
down a passing police car with a single officer inside.
the man noticed that a police officer was approaching the bus the man took off
some of his clothing and was flailing his arms at the police officer in a
threatening manner, despite being ordered to stop.
man continued to attack, the officer shot the man, Camden said. The man began
going toward the officer again, who shot the man again, Camden
After the man was shot and other officers responded, he continued
to resist arrest so police had to Taser him twice, Camden said.
was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in an unknown condition.
The bus driver and a passenger were also hospitalized for non-life