The Chicago Transit Authority on Friday released surveillance video showing a passenger setting a fire last month aboard a Red Line train on the North Side — as he was being arrested.
David M. Ferguson was ordered held without bail on aggravated arson and aggravated battery charges
Video of the incident shows Ferguson arguing with an officer before the pair starts fighting aboard the train at the Argyle station near the Uptown neighborhood.
Two more officers join the confrontation; it is at this point that Ferguson manages to light a book bag on fire, police said. As the officers escort Ferguson off the train, flames and black smoke fill the car.