Police are treating the area as a crime scene because sources said the out-of-service train may have been stolen.
Police are investigating the possibility that somebody hijacked a CTA train and sent it crashing into another train, causing dozens of injuries during the peak of rush hour on Monday, CBS 2 is reporting.
Suspicion that the train was stolen or hijacked was raised because the train that caused the crash only had four cars. Rush hour trains typically have many more cars. The CTA has confirmed that the train was on the wrong tracks.
Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone told CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli that nobody was at the controls of the train when it crashed. CTA’s Tammy Chase could not confirm that information.