US Marshals Search for PA Man Who Threatened to ‘put a Bullet’ in Trump’s Head
Federal law enforcement is the intensification of the search for a Pennsylvania man who allegedly said he wanted to “bullet” in the time of President Trump’s head.
Authorities in an abandoned truck in Mansfield, Ohio, last weekend that she believes was stolen by fugitive Shawn Richard Christy, 26, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.
FILE name: Shawn Richard Christy, who the authorities say is accused of threatening the President, Donald Trump, is being sought in Ohio, where he is believed to have abandoned a stolen truck.
(U. S. Marshals Service via AP)
Christy is on the run since June 19, after allegedly threatening John M. Morganelli, the district attorney of Northampton County, Pa., and Trump in a Facebook post.
“Keep it up Morganelli, I promise you a bullet in your head as soon as I get on ein, the head of President Donald J. Trump,” Christy allegedly wrote.
The Facebook post has now been removed, Washington, FOX 5 DC reported.
A federal warrant has been issued for Christy’s arrest after the post, The Times reported. But Christy was already on the authorities’ radar after the rescue on a previous appearance for an aggravated assault trial, said Deputy U. S. Marshal Robert Clark.
Christy is a self-described “survivalist,” and tracking him down is difficult, said Clark.
The search, which is now also the us Marshals Service, the FBI and the Secret Service has several states and as far north as Canada. Clark said Christy has stolen supplies and at least six vehicles and lived in forested areas to evade the authorities.
[T]here is certainly potential for a confrontational conclusion, that is what we do not want. We are just in the hope that this research can come to a safe conclusion.
– Robert Clark
Clark said Christy’s possession of firearms creates the scenario of a confrontation with the authorities is a possibility. He said Christy is to be considered armed and dangerous.
“[T]here is certainly potential for a confrontational conclusion, that is what we don’t want to,” Clark said. “We are just in the hope that this research can come to a safe conclusion.”
In a recent Facebook post, Christy allegedly wrote that he was injured in his knee, but was determined to complete the task, Newsweek reported.
The authorities have offered a $20,000 bounty for information leading to the capture of Christy.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.