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CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A Chicago Police officer was “grazed’’ by a CTA bus while chasing a man who allegedly yelled a profanity targeting Mayor Richard M. Daley as he was leaving City Hall office for the last time Friday afternoon in the Loop.

The officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, police said.

About 4:45 p.m. in the 100 block of North LaSalle Street, 30-year-old Janusz Kopycinski allegedly yelled “f – - – the mayor,’’ and was also spitting at people, police said.

He tried to run away and officers gave chase. As police were in the process of “grabbing’’ him, one male officer was struck and “grazed” by a CTA bus that was northbound on LaSalle Street,according to police.

Kopycinski was arrested at 5:02 p.m. and was charged with three counts of resisting arrest, two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of reckless conduct, All are misdemeanors, police said.

Kopycinski was arrested in 2007 for battery to police.

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