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Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department faced threats

Posted at 6:32 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 10:43:46-05

WISNER, Neb. (KMTV) — The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department's Melanie Thompson told KMTV the department's health director received credible threats and the department was evacuated.

The building now has security after the threats from about three weeks ago.

Gov. Pete Ricketts said Tuesday that the individual who allegedly made the threats was caught and is being prosecuted.

"This is again where we ask for that space for grace for everybody just trying to do their job and keep people healthy," Ricketts said.

Back in April, former meteorologist Ronald Penzkowski faced charges, including terrorist threats, for emailing dozens of death threats to Douglas County Health Director Adi Pour.

In October, he pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of 3rd-degree assault. He was sentenced to two years of probation.

The Wisner Police Department hasn't responded to a request for comment.

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