CHICAGO — A Rogers Park resident said he saw the "bizarre" sight of a man running along tracks and climbing on top of a Metra train near the Rogers Park station Monday morning.
It took about half an hour for authorities to get the man down from a Metra Union Pacific North line train after he jumped from an outbound train to an inbound train, according to Metra. The incident started about 7:42 a.m.
Brian Crane, 36, who lives not far from the tracks, said he heard the "disconcerting" sound of a horn blaring from one of the Metra trains.
"And as I looked out the window the train was coming to a halt, and a guy was coming into view running southbound," Crane said.
Crane said he saw the man running on the tracks.
As the outbound train came to a stop, Crane said he saw the man climb onto the locomotive and lie down. Someone opened a door on the train, and the man started running toward the back of it, according to Crane.
According to Metra spokesman Tom Miller, the man jumped from an outbound train to the inbound train.
Trains were stopped during the incident but started moving again about 8:20 a.m. with delays.
The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for evaluation afterward, according to Officer Michael Sullivan, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.