A northwest Iowa man is charged with making threats that led to lockdowns at two health facilities.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested 60-year-old Ryan Betcke of Granville Wednesday afternoon after Betke allegedly called Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and threatened to shoot employees with an AK-47 rifle. Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls and Orange City Health were placed on lockdown status until Betcke was arrested.
Betcke was charged with making terroristic threats, a class D felony. He’s being held on a $10,000 cash bond.
(By Mark Buss, KSOU, Sioux Center)