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Man accused of standing at Fullerton Red Line stop for too long, resisting arrest

April 28, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A Chicago man was arrested Saturday morning and charged with resisting arrest at the Fullerton Red Line station after another CTA rider told police officers he looked "like he was casing the joint," according to police records.

Genarus Smith, 34, of the 5600 block of South Marshfield Avenue, was charged with criminal trespass to the CTA and two counts of resisting arrest after he refused to show police officers his identification and refused to leave the CTA platform where he had allegedly been standing for a while.

Smith allegedly flailed his arms to resist arrest, and two police officers required hospital treatment after hurting themselves in the process of performing an emergency takedown and placing him into custody.

Smith was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Monday afternoon and was ordered held on $150,000 bond.

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