COLUMBUS — The U.S. Marshals Service says a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been arrested in Ohio.
Marshals and task force members from Ohio and Pennsylvania arrested Shawn Richard Christy shortly after 4 p.m. Friday in a ravine in a densely wooded ravine in Mifflin Township, near Columbus. Authorities said he was in possession of a firearm and a large knife.
A federal warrant was issued June 19 for Christy, 27, in connection to 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.
Authorities say he stole a truck Sunday from the area of McAdoo, Pa., and fled after abandoning it Sunday on Interstate 71 in the Mansfield area.
Nearly 100 law enforcement officers from multiple northern Ohio agencies have been searching the Mansfield area since Monday.
“We are most pleased that this case is resolved with Christy safely in custody and headed back to Pennsylvania to face justice,” said U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio Pete Elliott.