CHICAGO — A 24-year-old man was charged with trying to kill a railroad police officer near the Wrightwood Metra Station in Ashburn, police said Tuesday.
Nathan Haywood, of the 8100 block of South Spaulding Avenue, was charged with attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer, aggravated battery to a police officer, trying to disarming a peace officer and felony aggravated battery with great bodily harm.
He was also charged with resisting a peace officer and criminal trespassing.
Haywood was arrested after Chicago police saw him beating a railroad officer in the 3200 block of West Columbus Avenue about 10:20 p.m. Sunday, according to a statement from police.
Police initially said the victim, a Norfolk Southern police officer, was taken to an area hospital in good condition.
Haywood is expected to appear in bond court on Tuesday.