Update: $20,000 Reward Offered for Man Accused of Threatening Trump

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UPDATE: August 19th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal authorities have announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man accused of having threatened President Donald Trump and other officials.

Twenty-seven-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo is also wanted in Pennsylvania on arrest warrants for burglary, probation violation, and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.

Officials say Christy has threatened to use “full lethal force on any law enforcement officer that tries to detain me.” A federal warrant was issued June 19 for Christy in relation to Facebook threats against Northampton County’s district attorney.

The U.S. Marshals service, the FBI, and the U.S. Secret Service are asking for help for the public but warn that Christy should be considered armed and dangerous.

ORIGINAL: August 2nd, 2018

NITRO, WV (WOWK) – A vehicle believed to have been stolen by a man wanted by the FBI for making threats against President Donald Trump and law enforcement was found in the Nitro area. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.

According to the FBI a vehicle Shawn Christy, 26, of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, is suspected of stealing from Butler Township, PA on July 29th, 2018 was located on August 2nd, 2018 in the Nitro area.

Christy is wanted for allegedly threatening to harm and/or kill a police chief, other law enforcement officers, a district attorney, and President Trump. Christy allegedly posted the threats on Facebook between June 3rd and 12th, 2018, saying he was going to shoot President Trump in the head and was going to use “lethal force” on any law enforcement officer attempting to detain him.

A federal arrest warrant was issued for Christy by the United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania on June 19th, 2018, after he was charged with Interstate Communication of Threats and Threats Against the President of the United States.

People near Nitro are asked to report any sightings of Christy to law enforcement as soon as possible. Christy is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Christy is 5’10” tall, weighs around 165 pounds, has brown hair, and green eyes.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it as more information becomes available.

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