The FBI, the Metra Police Shooter finder who opened fire on the McCormick Place Station platform – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – The FBI and the Metra Police Department are asking for help from an armed man who opened fire on a McCormick Place platform with a folding rifle last week.

As CBS 2 Marissa Parra reported on Wednesday, the FBI released a shocking video on Wednesday of the man who had just stepped off the train when he fired his rifle.

On December 1, around 10:20 a.m., a man got off the northbound Metra Electric District train at McCormick Place Station, pulled a folding rifle from his backpack, and fired a single shot while standing on the platform, according to the FBI and Metra Police.

(Source: FBI)

It was not clear who or what he could have fired at, but no one was injured.

According to sources, Parra entered the Metra Electric line at the Museum Campus stop in Grant Park, a short distance north of where he jumped on and fired a rifle.

The video showed the man stumbling on the train on 11th Street and Michigan Avenue. As the mysterious man gets off the train at McCormick Place, the stumbling continues.

“When you watch the video, you see that this individual is walking unusually,” said Siobhan Johnson, the FBI’s public affairs officer. “We looked at this gait and said it was possible that this person was under the influence of some type of drug.

Johnson is one of the FBI who has been loitering for hours on the details of the videos.

They try to understand what happened after the man stopped on the stairs at McCormick Place station, pulled the rifle out of his backpack, assembled it and fired the shot.
It was not clear who or what he could have fired at, but no one was injured.

The man then put the rifle back in his bag and stepped out of the station. Chicago police and metric police searched for the gun but found it.

(Source: FBI)

The million question is why.

Johnson said there is a possibility that all of this was planned – a small moment that was meant to be a bigger moment.

Another possibility, he said, was “it could only be an opportunity, and there was a significant error in the judgment – they were only spontaneously given the idea to do so, or possibly under the influence.”

The FBI was still investigating what types of weapons were on Wednesday. They know it’s a folding rifle and it’s small enough to fit in a backpack.

But since we don’t know anything about the man, we don’t know if he had a special hidden carrying permit that would make it legal to carry a rifle.

But if someone fires a gun in public the way they did, it’s not legal for anyone – even if no one is nearby.

Luckily for the FBI, he did it in front of cameras. The pictures show a man with hair cut close up and leaning backwards.

– I mean, he has a visible beard. You can see his eyes very clearly, ”Johnson said. – If you know, you know.

The man seemed to have a mask on his chin. However, Johnson said there would be no obstacle to finding him if he wore the mask on his face.

“When you walk through the city, you leave a huge trail digitally,” she said, “and we’ll find it for the people you meet. It’s only a matter of time.”

The FBI says the man should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who recognizes it can call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or report at You can report anonymous tips to Metra Police at (312) 322-2800 or through their “Metra COPS” application available for mobile devices.

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