Oct 9, 2014 3:58 PM
Police: Shots fired at 'L' train in Chicago
The Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) A man was arrested Thursday shortly after police say he stood on a subway platform and opened fire on "L'' train as it pulled into a downtown Chicago station.
Nobody was reported injured, but the 11:30 a.m. incident left passengers shaken, with some refusing to get off when the doors opened and they were told they could leave.
"There were four or five shots (that) hit the train boom, boom, boom," said John Langston, 50, of Chicago. "I thought it was somebody with a sledgehammer."
Passenger Venesia Parker said that when the train stopped, "Some rushed out, but I stayed on for safety until I could see nobody was out there."
Both she and Langston saw shell casings as they walked through the Blue Line's LaSalle Street platform, near the Chicago Board of Trade building in the city's financial district.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident a short time after the shooting just a few blocks away, and police said a weapon was recovered. However, police did not provide details about the man or the weapon.