Phillips man now facing federal charge related to airport standoff

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- A Phillips man is not only facing charges in Hall County, but he now has a charge against him in federal court.

According to federal court documents, Tyler Caudill is now charged with unlawful user in possession of a firearm. This comes following an incident at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island.

Grand Island Police said Caudill trespassed onto a private jet with a weapon, where he then refused to surrender and even was said to be manipulating the jet’s controls.

Authorities say Caudill is also the reason Kearney High went into a secure lockout that week.

He's also charged in Hall County court with felony attempted theft and felony possession of a deadly weapon.

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