Man accused of threatening Trump is being sought in Ohio

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP/WTVQ) – Authorities say a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials is being sought in Ohio, where he is believed to have abandoned a stolen truck.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Shawn Richard Christy stole a truck Sunday from the area of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, and fled after abandoning it around 5 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 71 in the Mansfield area of northern Ohio.

Authorities say a federal warrant was issued June 19 for the 27-year-old McAdoo man in connection to alleged Facebook posts threatening to shoot Trump and a district attorney in Pennsylvania. Officials say he also threatened a police chief.

Pennsylvania warrants issued for Christy allege burglary, probation violation and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.

Christy is also accused threatening Kentucky Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.

Authorities believe Christy broke into a home owned by Meyer in August and stole a vehicle.

Authorities say Christy should be considered armed and dangerous.

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