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Jean-Paul LaPierre Disarms Robber on Chicago Train

Jean-Paul LaPierre, of Boston a good Samaritan on his way to run in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday disarmed a robber on a train and held him until police arrived. The incident began at about 5:50 a.m. on Oct. 13 when a man boarding the Blue Line train at Cumberland station noticed that most passengers appeared to be going in the wrong direction.

Chicago police said a man with a gun had boarded a train at that station and was quietly working his way through the train car robbing passengers. “I don’t like people that strike fear in people like that,” Jean-Paul LaPierre said. “I don’t like bullies.” So LaPierre, who was in town from Boston to run in the race, jumped on the train and took matters into his own hands.

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