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Man accused of breaking sunglasses, attacking police officers at Millennium Station

May 14, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A Michigan man allegedly pepper sprayed three police officers Tuesday evening after throwing his sunglasses on the floor of Metra's Millennium Station and stomping on them during rush hour. 

Adam Thomas Slagter, 19, of West Olive, Mich., was arrested at the East Randolph Street station shortly after 5 p.m. Three officers approached him and asked him to pick up his broken sunglasses, and he responded by fighting with them, according to the police report.

Slagter became combative and resisted arrest, causing one officer to take out her baton, the report said. He then used a "red pepper foam spray" on two of the officers, who were both taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment related to the pepper spray. Slagter was also taken to the hospital, the report said, where cocaine was found in his blood.

Slagter was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, three misdemeanor accounts of resisting arrest, and one count of disturbing the peace.

Slagter was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Wednesday afternoon and ordered held in lieu of $20,000 bond. County prosecutors said he is on probation after a Michigan conviction for possession of a controlled substance.

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