Excerpts from WGNTV.com:

A Chicago Fire Department lieutenant is facing charges after reportedly punching another firefighter in the face.

Sources told WGN News that Chicago FD Lt. Leonard Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery after an on-duty altercation with a firefighter at the firehouse at 95th Street and Charles Street in the Beverly neighborhood Wednesday morning.

Johnson reportedly punched a subordinate in the face twice in an altercation during roll call. The victim suffered a laceration to his lip and was taken to the hospital in good condition, while Johnson was treated for a cut to his knuckle.

No further information was provided.

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Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Chicago fire Lt. Leonard Johnson, 53, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor battery after an argument with a 52-year-old male firefighter descended into a fistfight.

Around 8:30 a.m., Johnson and the firefighter were involved in a dispute at a fire station where they both work in the 1700 block of West 95th Street in the city’s Beverly neighborhood. The disagreement turned physical, and Johnson hit the man twice in the face. The man, who suffered a cut to the lip, was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in good condition.

Johnson, who has worked for the fire department for about 20 years, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was treated for a cut to his knuckle. The incident is under investigation, though Johnson has not been suspended or placed on leave, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.

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