Metra service on the Union Pacific North line was halted this morning because of a person who was standing atop an inbound train in the city's Rogers Park neighborhood.
Passengers on the Metra Union Pacific North line train heading out of the city witnessed a person jumping from the top of the outbound train to the inbound train that was headed to downtown Chicago.
Trains were stopped at the Rogers Park stop during the incident since approximately 7:45 a.m. They were on the move again by about 8:20 a.m., running about 15-30 minutes late, according to the Metra website.
"We can see his shadow," passenger Mike Pastore told RedEye. "There's a building next to the train and we can see the shadow of the man on top of the train. We can't see him directly, but we can hear him running back and forth on top of the train."
Pastore said the man was on top of the first car of the inbound train.
"Conductors are understandably upset and want everyone to stay in their seats," Pastore said.
Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said police were assisting Metra officials in a criminal tresspassing incident on the 7000 block of North Ravenswood Avenue.
Mike Gillis, a Metra spokesman, said officials were on the scene investigating a person who was on top of a train.
The person atop the train was later removed and taken to a local hospital for evaluation, said police.
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