Shawn Christy, who threatened to put a bullet in President Donald Trump's head, captured in Ohio
After close to 100 law enforcement officials started the search for Shawn Christy, the fugitive who threatedned to assassinate the President has finally been nabbed.
A man who threatened to shoot President Donald Trump has been captured in Ohio, CNN reports, citing a law enforcement official.
Shawn Richard Christy, 27, of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, had been on the run ever since a federal warrant was taken out against him in June that accused him of posting threats on Facebook against Trump and Northampton County, Pennsylvania, District Attorney John Morganelli. Officials say he also allegedly threatened a police chief.
A US Marshals Service news release said Christy was found in a wooded areas of Mifflin Township in northern Ohio.
"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 a Facebook post in June, which since then has been deleted.
Christy was arrested Friday fter a brief foot chase, the news release states. He was found with a knife and a .380-caliber handgun. He was also wanted on Pennsylvania state warrants for "burglary, probation violation, and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case," according to federal marshals, and he had threatened to use "full lethal force on any law enforcement officer that tries to detain me."
According to the CNN report, authorities believe Christy stole a pickup truck in Pennsylvania on September 16. He then crashed the vehicle near Interstate 71 and Ohio Highway 13 interchange that night and continued walking.
After his capture, Christy was reportedly taken to a local hospital for examination. He was then booked into the Richland County Jail where he awaits a Monday hearing in federal court, officials said at a Friday evening press conference in Mansfield. He will be further held in custody in a local facility, pending his extradition back to Pennsylvania.
Close to a hundred law enforcement officers from different local agencies in northern Ohio had reportedly been searching for Christy since September 17. "This case represents the true definition of teamwork and dedication to the pursuit of justice. And we want to expressly thank those in the community who have shown such tremendous support of our efforts to bring Mr. Christy in safely," said David B. Webb, U.S. Marshal for the District of Eastern Pennsylvania.