UPDATE: Tuesday August 7, 9:00 a.m.
After falling ill and spending the weekend in an Ireland hospital Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle is back in Omaha, arriving last night by air ambulance.
According to the mayor’s spokesperson, Aida Amoura, doctors in Naas, Ireland ”out of precaution” did not want Suttle to fly home on a commercial airline.
Amoura says the 68-year-old mayor is not expected back at city hall until next week.
With his blood pressure spiking, feeling tired and dehydrated, Suttle checked himself into the hospital Friday.
Amoura says those symptoms were “under control” before Suttle left Ireland.
Suttle, who spent 10 days on an economic development trip in Europe, is expected to undergo additional testing in Omaha.
The administration has been going through some rough times lately, most notably a controversy over hefty raises Suttle gave to some of his top aides.
Reported by Joe Jordan, email@example.com
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