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Man Accused Of Fighting Guards, Defacing Property At Trump Tower

March 17, 2019 - 6:48 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly fighting security guards and damaging property Friday afternoon in the lobby of the Trump International Hotel & Tower on the Near North Side.

Craig Echols, 23, was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, criminal damage to property and aggravated battery to a victim over the age of 60, according to Chicago police.

About 4:15 p.m., Echols used a permanent marker to scrawl on a couch and several pillars in the lobby of the luxury hotel and condominium building at 401 N. Wabash Ave., police said. Echols then attacked two security guards.

One guard, a 61-year-old man, suffered injuries to his face, knee and hand, police said. A 26-year-old man working with him was uninjured.

Additional guards helped detain Echols until officers arrived and arrested him, police said.

Echols, of the West Side Austin neighborhood, was due for a bail hearing Sunday afternoon.

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