Chicago Police Officers Save a life at 79th Redline Stop

Earlier today at Chicago Police Officers saved the life of a 35 year man threatening to commit suicide by jumping onto the 79th street Redline train tracks located at 7900 South State street. No name has been released as of yet. The suicide attempt began around 4 p.m. lasting for two hours. Traffic was stopped on the tracks and Dan Ryan Expressway. Officers took the man to Stroger Hospital for evaluation at 6:00pm.
Train traffic was haulted for two hours from approximately 4 p.m. to 6p.m., when officers were able to talk the man into getting off of the train track. Upon interviewing Officer Greer of the 6th district police station Media Affairs, this was an attempt by the 35 year man to commit suicide. There is currently no specified reason for the attempt take his own life. Officer Greer is simply happy they were able to save another life.

Updates from Stroger Hospital is expected when more details become available.
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