Secret Service instensifies manhunt for fugitive who threatened to 'put a bullet' in Donald Trump

Christy has been on the run since June 19, after allegedly threatening President Trump and the district attorney of Northampton County, Pa, John M. Morganelli in a Facebook post.


                            Secret Service instensifies manhunt for fugitive who threatened to 'put a bullet' in Donald Trump

Federal authorities in multiple states have intensified  the manhunt for a fugitive who is accused of threatening President Donald Trump and other law enforcement officials. The officers have reportedly moved their search from Pennsylvania to Ohio, where the suspect is believed to be hiding. Authorities, last weekend, reportedly found an abandoned truck in Mansfield, Ohio, which they believe was stolen by the fugitive from a Pennsylvania business. 

Reports state that the United States Marshals, the FBI and the US Secret Service has been searching for the fugitive for over two months, who has been identified as 27-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo. The authorities said that Christy has threatened to use "full lethal force on any law enforcement officer  that tries to detain" him.

Picture of Shawn Christy released by the authorities. (Twitter)
Picture of Shawn Christy released by the authorities. (Twitter)

State police in Luzerne County said that the truck was reported stolen on Sunday from Skitco Iron Works in Hazle Township. Christy is reportedly also believed to have stolen money, a shotgun and food from the business. The vehicle was later found abandoned around 5pm n Sunday on Interstate 71 in the Mansfield area, Ohio.

Shortly after the authorities found the vehicle, the US Marshals, released a statement on Sunday, saying: "Federal agents are considering Christy a suspect in this vehicle theft because Christy is believed to have burglarized the same business on Sept. 5th and was known to still be in the immediate area."

Police officials have continued the manhunt for Christy in Ohio. (Getty Images)
Police officials have continued the manhunt for Christy in Ohio. (Getty Images)

Christy has reportedly been on the run since June 19, after allegedly threatening President Trump and the district attorney of Northampton County, Pa, John M. Morganelli in a Facebook post.

"Keep it up Morganelli, I promise I’ll put a bullet in your head as soon as I put  in the head of President Donald J. Trump,” Christy allegedly wrote in the Facebook post. The post, since then has  been removed from Facebook.

US President Donald Trump listens to a question as he meets with the Emir of Kuwait Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in the Oval Office of the White House on September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.
US President Donald Trump listens to a question as he meets with the Emir of Kuwait Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in the Oval Office of the White House on September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.

The fugitive is also wanted in Pennsylvania on arrest warrants for burglary, probation violation, and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case. Christy reportedly sent a Facebook message to his parents on Thursday saying he "was slowed down a bit" after he may have broken his knee during a "getaway" in Maryland. He ended his messaged with: "Stay safe, I have a mission to complete," according to Newsweek.

Federal officers have offered a reward of up to $20,000 for anyone who helps them find Christ, however, they have warned the public that he should be considered armed and dangerous.