Several law enforcement bodies are searching for a Schuylkill County, PA man who is described as a “clear and present danger” by authorities.
“Law officers said they’re taking this very seriously because of his past harassing and threatening other leaders and police officers,” according to an NBC affiliate in New York. “At this moment, police are searching the nearby woods in McAdoo, [PA].”
Shawn Christy, a 26-year-old, threatened to kill President Donald J. Trump, and this is not the first time he has threatened a prominent politician. His father called the Secret Service after Christy told him that he wanted to shoot Trump.
“The marshal service feels that Shawn Christy is a clear and present danger and that’s why we’ve deployed all of our resources up here in McAdoo in an attempt to locate and apprehend Christy,” said Robert Clark of the U.S. Marshall Fugitive Task Force.
Christy spent time in federal prison after threatening former Alaska Governor and then-Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in 2012.
Charges have been filed against Christy for his most recent social media threats to kill Trump and law enforcement officers. He also has multiple outstanding state warrants.
“I don’t know at the moment,” Christy’s father said. “He’s somewhere out in these woods. He’s a bush crafter so I don’t know where he is exactly is. I wouldn’t find him as a threat right now at all. He’s just angry.”
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