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27-year-old man with `Cop Killa` tattoo charged with threatening police

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A 27-year-old West Side man with a tattoo on his face that reads "10 District Cop Killa" has been charged with making phone calls threatening to kill police officers and bomb a police station.

Antonio Hammond, a convicted felon and documented gang member with an extensive criminal record, allegedly made several calls to 911 and the Near West Side Ogden (10th) Police District threatening to shoot and kill police officers, News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

The calls were made between 9:30-9:45 a.m. Tuesday, with the caller threatening to shoot and kill police officers, and bomb the station, Mirabelli said.

Police searched the area around the station and found no explosive device, but they did find Hammond in the 3600 block of 16th Street, Mirabelli said. Hammond lives in the 1400 block of South Central Park, which is in the Ogden District.

When police found Hammond—who has a tattoo near his left eye that reads "10 District Cop Killa"—he had a cell phone which police were able to determine was used to make the threatening calls, Mirabelli said.

He was charged with one count each of making a false bomb threat and threatening a public official.

He has prior convictions that include mob action, disorderly conduct, assault, criminal damage with fire, narcotics possession, criminal damage to government property, and violation of an order of protection, according to police.

Hammond was expected in bond court Wednesday.

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