Man arrested after threatening to shoot up hospital

HASTINGS, Neb. -- An eastern Nebraska man is facing charges after police say he threatened to shoot up a hospital in Hastings. 

Hastings police say, 61-year-old, Ricky Collins of Fullerton was arrested by Nebraska State Patrol Tuesday night. 

The arrest came after threats made over the phone to Mary Lanning Healthcare earlier in the day. 

The police say he was upset because he wasn't allowed in to see a patient. 

Mary Lanning Healthcare locked down the hospital Tuesday afternoon because police said the threats were deemed credible. 

The lockdown was lifted several hours later after an arrest was made. 

Collins has since bonded out of jail, with a condition that he has no contact with the hospital.