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$20,000 Reward for Arrest of Pennsylvania Man Accused of Threatening President Trump

Officials say he wrote, “keep it up Morganelli, I promise I’ll put a bullet in your head as soon as I put one in the head of President Donald J. Trump,” in a Facebook post.

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    FBI Offers $20,000 Reward for Fugitive

    The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for Shawn Richard Christy, who is wanted after posting threats on Facebook towards President Trump, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli and law enforcement.

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A $20,000 reward is being offered for the arrest of Shawn Richard Christy, 27, of McAdoo, Pennsylvania.

    • Officials say Christy threatened both President Trump and Northamtpton County District Attorney John Morganelli on Facebook.

    • Christy also allegedly stole a 2001 Jeep Cherokee in Kentucky.

    A $20,000 reward is being offered for the arrest of a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Trump and other elected officials.

    A federal warrant was issued on June 19 for Shawn Richard Christy, 27, of McAdoo, Pennsylvania. The warrant was related to threats Christy made against Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli and President Trump on Facebook, officials said.

    Investigators say Christy wrote, “Keep it up Morganelli, I promise I’ll put a bullet in your head as soon as I put one in the head of President Donald J. Trump,” in a Facebook post.

    Christy also has multiple arrest warrants in Pennsylvania 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.”

    Christy is also a suspect in the theft of a dark green 2001 Jeep Cherokee with the Kentucky license plate 095-WYT. Officials say the vehicle was stolen on Aug. 9 around 8:30 a.m. on the 900 block of Brockman Keltner Road in Greensburg, Kentucky. The vehicle has a black hood, “US Postal Service” and “Rural Carrier” magnets on the sides and backs and a steering wheel on the right side.

    Officials also believe Christy abandoned a stolen 2012 Toyota Tundra in the area earlier this week.

    Christy stands 5-foot-10 and weighs about 160 pounds. He has a tattoo of a cross on his right upper arm, short dark blonde hair and a beard. He also speaks with a noticeable lisp and claims to be a survivalist, police said.

    Officials are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to Christy’s arrest. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-926-8332 or the FBI at 215-418-4000. Christy is considered armed and dangerous and anyone who spots him should not engage him but instead call authorities immediately.