ROGERS PARK — A 43-year-old man was arrested Friday in Rogers Park after police said he made "threatening phone calls" that indicated harm would be done to Loyola University, authorities said.
"The suspect admitted to making the threatening phone calls and is in Chicago Police Department custody," said Loyola's chief of police Thomas Murray.
The suspect, identified by police as Henry J. Tapia, 43, of the 1300 block of West Columbia Avenue, was arrested without incident about 12:15 p.m. near Wayne Avenue and Pratt Boulevard, nearby Loyola's lakeshore campus, police said.
Tapia was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct for making a false bomb threat and making threats against a school or person. He was scheduled to appear in court Saturday.
Additional police officers had been called to Loyola University's Chicago campuses after the calls were made to 311, authorities said.
"We ask all students, faculty and staff to be aware, vigilant and to immediately report anything you believe to be suspicious or unusual," Murray said.
He said the caller did not specify anything else about the "threat."
University spokeswoman Maeve Kiley said a special warning was sent to students and faculty.
"We obviously take it seriously and will monitor the situation," she said.
Tapia was ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bond Saturday, the Tribune reported.