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Video appears to show midstate man accused of threatening Trump

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 10, 2018 8:55 AM
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Marshals shows Shawn Christy. Federal and local authorities are seeking the Pennsylvania man on allegations that he threatened several government officials, including President Trump. (U.S. Marshals via AP)

(Columbia, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police say it appears that a man wanted for allegedly threatening President Donald Trump, Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer and others stole a vehicle belonging to Meyer's brother.

Police said in a statement that Meyer's brother, Timothy Gilliam, arrived home Thursday evening and found that someone had kicked in the front door of his home in Adair County and stolen a Jeep Grand Cherokee and food from a refrigerator. Police say Gilliam showed investigators surveillance videos and it appears the suspect is 26-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo, Pennsylvania.

The FBI's Pittsburgh office is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Christy. He faces federal charges for allegedly posting threats last month on Facebook.

The FBI says Christy is believed to have numerous stolen handguns.

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