Police: Schaumburg man posted anti-Semitic fliers at University of Chicago

 
By Katie Smith
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 3/21/2017 10:07 PM
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A 21-year-old Schaumburg man is facing charges after officials say he posted offensive, racially charged posters around the University of Chicago.

University police on Thursday arrested Matthew Urbanik in connection to the fliers, which contained anti-Semitic messages. Urbanik is charged with criminal damage to property, said Jeremy Mainer, the university's assistant vice president for communication. Urbanik has no ties to the school and has been permanently barred from university property, Mainer said.

A photo published in the school's student-run newspaper, The Chicago Maroon, showed the fliers' anti-Semitic messages, which encouraged a "white revolution."

Police records show Urbanik was initially stopped March 9 and admitted to previously posting signs on the university's campus. He was let go with a verbal and written warning.

Authorities later learned the fliers had been posted on campus buildings, and a warrant was issued for Urbanik's arrest Thursday, according to police records.

He has posted bond and is no longer in police custody.

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