Mayor Jim Suttle was expected to return to Omaha by this morning after a hospital stay in Europe, but it's unclear when he might return to work.
The mayor was set to arrive in Omaha on an air ambulance flight either late Monday or early today, a mayoral spokeswoman said. Suttle left an Irish hospital for the United States on Monday, administration and hospital officials said.
Suttle had been hospitalized in Naas, Ireland, for four days after falling ill during an economic tour of Europe.
Suttle's administration, citing hospital officials, said the mayor was tired, dehydrated and had a spike in his blood pressure over the weekend. Those symptoms are under control, officials said.
The mayor spent much of last week in Lithuania, Germany and Ireland on an economic development tour where Omaha has sister cities.
The mayor was at his hotel when he began feeling ill, aides said.
He had been scheduled to return on Sunday. Suttle will undergo additional medical tests after arriving in Omaha.
The Mayor's Office hoped to announce Suttle's selection for Omaha's next police chief early this week, but that announcement could be delayed as the mayor's schedule is adjusted.
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World-Herald staff writer Erin Golden contributed to this report.