DENVER (CBS4) – A 38-year-old former employee of Denver Health Medical Center facing a felony charge for allegedly threatening the paramedics staff at the hospital appeared in court Friday.

So far police haven’t said if Matthew Mann made the threats in person or in some other way on Thursday. The judge informed him he’s facing multiple counts of felony stalking as well as misdemeanor harassment.

Hospital officials say the threats were directed against the command staff, which could include the chief paramedic.

The hospital went into lockdown mode on Thursday morning after learning about the threats. That meant anyone going in or out of the facility had to provide identification.

Matthew Mann in court on Friday (credit: CBS)

Matthew Mann in court on Friday (credit: CBS)

By 1:30 p.m. the lockdown was lifted.

Mann’s Facebook page states he worked at the hospital for 10 years, between 2000 and 2010. Hospital officials haven’t confirmed what Mann’s position there was.

His current occupation is a home business called Colorado Instructional Survival, according to his Facebook page. The business specializes in teaching personal safety and defense.

Police have not said where they arrested Mann. The judge did set his bond at $50,000.


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