Loyola employee arrested for making phone, online threats

Courtesy of Tony WebsterShots were fired near Water Tower Place Friday night.

A Loyola employee was arrested Friday for making threats via phone and electronic communications, according to police records.

At about 10:30 p.m. on Friday, police arrested an individual described as “a contracted Loyola employee” near Mertz Hall. The content or target of the threats wasn’t immediately clear, and Campus Safety spokesman Sgt. Tim Cunningham refused to comment on the incident, citing confidentiality concerns.

Under Illinois law, making a threat via telephone or electronic communications is classified as disorderly conduct — a class C misdemeanor — and can carry a penalty of up to 30 days in jail if the person is convicted.

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