Five arrests so far for December attacks at State/Chicago CTA station
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16-Jan-19 – Another anonymous tip has led to the arrest of a 16-year-old juvenile, now charged with multiple felonies related to the December 29 attacks by a large group of teens at the CTA Red Line station at State & Chicago.

The unidentified male was arrested on Monday afternoon in the 6200 block of South Stony Island, near Jackson Park southeast of the Loop, and charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery and one felony count of mob action. He was in Juvenile Court on Tuesday.

The victim, a 28-year-old man, sustained broken bones and abrasions while waiting on the platform for a train, according to Chicago Police Department.

The 16-year-old is the fifth person charged so far. Three other juveniles are charged. On January 7, Michael Sardin, age 18, became the first adult charged in connection with the attacks.

Michael Sardin

Sardin (left), from the Grand Crossing neighborhood south of the Loop, turned himself in after learning he was wanted by police. He was charged with felony aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and felony mob action.

According to Chicago police, Sardin was observed on CTA high-definition cameras “taking part in an unprovoked, multiple-offender attack of two victims.”

He was seen, says CPD, “delivering multiple punches and kicks to both victims as eight to ten other offenders also battered the victims.”

50 to 60 people were involved in the attacks that happened between 5:00 and 7:12 p.m. on December 29. There were reports of teens fighting at a nearby McDonald’s, disturbances at Water Tower Place three blocks east, shoplifting, and passengers rocking a CTA train side to side.

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By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News |

Published 16-Jan-19 10:11 PM

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