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Bugs On The Red Line? CTA Removes Car From Service (VIDEO)

By Kelly Bauer | February 20, 2017 3:55pm | Updated on February 24, 2017 10:36am
 A video shows bugs crawling in a bag on the Red Line.
A video shows bugs crawling in a bag on the Red Line.
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DOWNTOWN — A new video reportedly shows bugs crawling through a bag on the Red Line.

The incident happened about 2:30 p.m. Friday on the Red Line, said Michael Moore, who recorded the video and posted it on YouTube. Moore said he saw the bugs crawling through the bag of a woman after he got on a northbound train at the Garfield station.

"They appeared flat, 'dusty' and somewhat ovoid and were crawling all over the clothes in the bag," Moore said. "The bag in fact had a hole in the bottom ... . I looked but did not see any bugs making their way out."

Moore talked to a train operator about the insects and the operator called in a cleaning crew, he said. The cleaning crew stopped the train Downtown, Moore said, but the woman who owned the bag took took it with her and waited for another train.

The CTA received a report of bugs on a Red Line rail car and removed the car from service, said CTA spokeswoman Irene Ferradaz. The car will be inspected and, even if nothing is found, it will receive preventative treatment and be cleaned before being returned to service.

At least one Red Line train car was quarantined and cleaned in September after it became infested with insects identified as bed bugs or lice.

Watch the video: