U.S. Marshals say fugitive in Mansfield wanted for threats against the President

MANSFIELD, Ohio -- Several law enforcement officials are searching for an "armed and dangerous" fugitive in Mansfield.

The U.S. Marshals, FBI, and U.S. Secret Service are asking for the public’s help in locating Shawn Christy, 27, a Pennsylvania man who is wanted for threatening the president and other elected officials, according to a press release from U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio.

Shawn Christy- photo from U.S. Marshals

Authorities say Christy has multiple state arrest warrants in Pennsylvania for burglary, probation violation, and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.

The U.S. Marshals say Christy has threatened to use “full lethal force on any law enforcement officer that tries to detain me.”

According to the press release, a federal warrant was issued on June 19 for the suspect in connection to Facebook threats to the Northampton County district attorney, stating, “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.”

On Sunday, authorities say Christy stole a truck from the area of McAdoo, Pennsylvania. He crashed along I-71 in Mansfield at around 4:45 p.m., as first reported by the FOX 8 I-Team.

He took off running after the crash; authorities searched for him on 71, north of Route 13.

The stolen vehicle was recovered by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Christy is 5'10", weighs 160 lbs., and has a tattoo of a cross on his right upper arm; according to the press release, he speaks with a noticeable lisp and claims to be a survivalist.

The U.S. Marshals say he should be considered armed and dangerous, and citizens in the Mansfield area should use caution. Homes and cars should remain locked.

Call authorities right away if you see him.  You can call 911 or the U.S. Marshals direct at: 1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and the tip to TIP411 (847411). Federal agents are offering a cash award of up to $20,000 for information leading to the direct arrest of Christy. Any information will be considered confidential.

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