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Tribune photo illustration (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune)

A suburban man's Wednesday trip to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse turned into an unexpected stop in jail.

Isaac Booker, 37, of Woodridge, Ill., was arrested Wednesday at the courthouse after he attacked a sheriff's deputy who was trying to stop him from cursing in front of a group of high school students, prosecutors said.

A Cook County sherriff's deputy allegedly tried to detain Booker after he was spotted running down a courthouse staircase, shouting profanities as he passed a group of high school students taking a tour of the building.

When the officer placed her hand on him, prosecutors said, Booker pushed her hard against a wall and punched her.

Booker was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Thursday afternoon and ordered held on $250,000 bond.

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