Man charged in fight with Chicago cops at South Loop storage center

One officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for injuries to his shoulder and knee, while six others were treated for minor injuries at the scene, police said.

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A man has been charged with injuring seven Chicago police officers during a fight May 9, 2020, in the 1300 block of South Wabash Avenue in the South Loop.

A man has been charged with injuring seven Chicago police officers during a fight May 9, 2020, in the 1300 block of South Wabash Avenue in the South Loop.

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A man has been charged in connection with a fight that injured seven Chicago police officers Saturday at a storage facility in the South Loop.

Nathan Arrington, 57, is charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and one felony count of resisting or obstructing an officer, according to Chicago police.

He also faces one misdemeanor charge each of simple assault and criminal trespass to land, police said.

Officers were called shortly after 11 a.m. for reports of a disturbance in the lobby of the storage center in the 1300 block of South Wabash Avenue, police said. 

Arrington refused to leave the property when asked by the manager and “later threatened to harm him after stating his displeasure with their company policy,” police said.

He again refused to leave when the officers arrived and an altercation ensued, during which seven officers were injured before Arrington was taken into custody about noon, according to police.

Six officers were treated on the scene for minor injuries, police said. A seventh officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition with injuries to his shoulder and knee.

Arrington, who lives in Hyde Park, is scheduled to appear in court for a bail hearing on Sunday, police said.

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