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Metra delayed after man climbs on top of train in Rogers Park

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Metra trains were delayed during the Monday morning commute after a man climbed on top of a train in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

The man climbed on top of the inbound Union Pacific-North Line Train 315 about 7:50 a.m. while the train was stopped in the 7000 block of North Ravenswood Avenue, according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis and police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

The man ran and jumped from car to car and refused to come down, a Metra staffer said.

Train 315 and outbound Train 316 were stopped for about half an hour before fire officials were able to get him off the train about 8:20 a.m., Gillis said.

The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for evaluation, Estrada said. He was expected to be taken into custody for criminal trespassing.

Trains were moving again as of 8:30 a.m. with delays of between 15 and 30 minutes, according to Metra's website.

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