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Man accused of threatening CTA employees at Red Line stations

  • Ricardo Woods, CPD handout.
Ricardo Woods, CPD handout.
May 15, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A Chicago man was accused of threatening two CTA employees at separate Red Line stations after he was arrested at the Grand Avenue station for shouting death threats at a K-9 unit, according to court records.

Ricardo Woods, 30, of the 7900 block of South Talman Avenue, allegedly was detained for loitering on CTA property at the station without boarding a train, but became belligerent when he was released, the police report said. Woods was arrested and charged with threatening CTA agents with bodily harm.

After his arrest, Woods was identified as the man who on April 23 was accused of spitting in a CTA attendant's face at a Monroe Street Station kiosk and then charging at the kiosk, shaking it.

Woods was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Thursday afternoon and ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

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