Eau Claire man sentenced after threatening to blow up a local hospital

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- An Eau Claire man is sentenced after he threatened to blow up a local hospital.

39-year-old Joseph Walters will have to serve at least six months in jail with Huber privileges.

He will also have to serve out one year of probation.

The original criminal complaint says Walters was a patient at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire in January 2019.

Through an anonymous tip with Eau Claire County Crime Stoppers, he was found to be on social media threatening to blow up the hospital.

In October, Walters was found guilty of making a bomb scare.