Beatrice Suspect Arrested for Threat to “Blow Up” Mental Health Clinic

BEATRICE – Beatrice Police have arrested a man for allegedly threatening to blow up Blue Valley Behavioral Health Clinic, in Beatrice.

Police arrested 45-year-old Russell Tachovsky, of Beatrice on Tuesday, acting on a reported threat to use explosives.  Several calls leaving recorded voice messages were made to a Blue Valley office in Lincoln.  At least five calls had been received from a person, using what was described as vulgar language.

Authorities say during a sixth call, a threat was made to blow up the Blue Valley Behavioral Health office in Beatrice.

Police contacted and questioned the suspect.   They say he admitted to making the calls, but Tachovsky denied threatening to use explosives…saying he meant, “to blow up their phones”.

Tachovsky was arrested for threatening to use explosives and his Gage County Court appearance bond was set at $7,500.  As part of his bond, he’s prohibited from being within one block of the Blue Valley Behavioral Health office, in Beatrice.  A December 27th court hearing in scheduled.

It was not clear why the calls were made.

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