Shooting threat at clinic backed up by gun found in vehicle

AC man arrested

An Albert City man was arrested Monday afternoon after reportedly threatening Unity Point staff members while referring to a loaded .45 caliber handgun that was located in his vehicle.         

At 3:10 p.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to Unity Point Clinic at 620 Northwestern Drive in reference to a person in the clinic who had threatened staff members.

On arrival police located Mark Nielson, 52, of Albert City, in an administrative office. 

Police took him into custody without incident.

Police were advised that Nielson allegedly became agitated at the clinic’s front desk and threatened staff by making reference to having a firearm and using it on the premises.

He was not armed when taken into custody.

Nielson’s vehicle was impounded from the parking lot at the clinic and a loaded .45 caliber handgun was located and seized from the vehicle by police.

Police charged Nielson with terroristic threats, a class D felony, first-degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a simple misdemeanor. 

He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.

No injuries were reported.