Bond set for York man accused of threatening Children’s Hospital in Omaha

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A York man accused of threatening to harm himself and others at an Omaha hospital appeared in court Wednesday.

An arrest affidavit shows that 25-year-old Tyler Yates of York is charged with terroristic threats.

On Monday, the Omaha Police Department got a call from Yates’ wife.

She told officers that her husband had been threatening to hurt himself and others while heading to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center with a rifle, court documents allege.

His wife said she feared for his life and acknowledged that Yates owned several guns.

A police helicopter found Yates’ vehicle in a parking lot at the hospital. The affidavit says he was apprehended and told officers he was suicidal.

Police say a rifle was found in his trunk.

Judge Grant Forsberg ordered Yates to be held to assure the public’s safety.

Yates was also ordered to not contact neither his wife nor Children’s Hospital.

Bail for Yates was set at $500,000. He would need to pay 10%, or $50,000, to be released.

He is due back in court on June 2.

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