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Board to honor 2 who subdued man with sword on CTA

By Tracy Swartz

RedEye

4:00 PM CDT, July 17, 2012

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The Chicago Transit Board on Wednesday will commend a CTA manager and a security officer for subduing a sword-wielding man on the system last month.

A man allegedly stole a sword from a Chinatown shop and ran to the Cermak-Chinatown Red Line station, where he was confronted by a security officer. The man then allegedly began running along the tracks toward the Roosevelt station in the South Loop, the CTA said.

The man ran into a CTA manager working in the area, and a struggled ensued, the CTA said. The manager escorted the man onto a train and directed all riders to the back of the train, which traveled to the Roosevelt station, where the man was arrested, the CTA said.

At the station, the CTA manager realized he had been slashed by the sword and received more than 15 stitches, the CTA said.

The commendation will be part of the CTA's monthly board meeting Wednesday.