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$300,000 bail for man accused of making threatening calls to Loyola

Henry J. Tapia. Photo/Cook County Sheriff's police

Henry J. Tapia. Photo/Cook County Sheriff's police

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Updated: October 5, 2013 6:50PM



A man who made several threatening phone calls, promising “harm would be done” at Loyola University is being held on $300,000 bond.

Henry J. Tapia, 43, was booked into jail Saturday and charged with felony disorderly conduct, according to authorities.

Chicago Police said they arrested the 43-year-old in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood Friday after he admitted to making the calls.

Those calls were apparently placed with 311 on Friday, indicating “harm would be done” at Loyola’s lakeshore campus, according to police and a statement from school officials.

Officers arrested Tapia, of the 1300 block of West Columbia Avenue, about 12:15 p.m. near West Pratt Boulevard and North Wayne Avenue, and he admitted making the calls, according to Loyola and police officials.

Police and school officials could not say what connection, if any, Tapia had to the university.

Police presence on both Loyola campuses was increased Friday as a result of the threat, the letter said.



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