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Schuylkill County man accused of threatening Trump arrested in Ohio

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 22, 2018 8:27 AM
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Marshals shows Shawn Christy.(U.S. Marshals via AP)

(Columbus, Ohio)  -- The U.S. Marshals Service says a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been arrested in Ohio.

They say Shawn Richard Christy was arrested at 4:45 p.m. Friday in Mifflin Township, near Columbus, by marshals and task force members from Ohio and Pennsylvania.

A federal warrant was issued June 19 for the 27-year-old Schuylkill County man in connection to Facebook posts threatening to shoot Trump and a district attorney in Pennsylvania.

Officials say he also threatened a police chief.

Pennsylvania warrants issued for Christy allege burglary, probation violations and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.

Authorities say Christy stole a truck Sunday from the area of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, and fled after abandoning it on Interstate 71 in the Mansfield area, about 65 miles north of Columbus.

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