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Schuylkill man indicted for threatening president, others

Published July 16. 2018 11:10AM

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Shawn Christy, 27, of McAdoo, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 10, for threatening to harm President Donald Trump, and law enforcement officers.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment alleges that Christy posted the threats on Facebook between June 3 and 12. It is alleged that Christy posted that he was going to shoot President Donald Trump in the head, and that he was going to use “lethal force” on any law enforcement officer that attempts to detain him as a result of a bench warrant that was issued for him. The indictment alleges that Christy also threatened to injure another person by posting “your A dead man … Lets play.”

The threat to President Donald Trump is being investigated by the United States Secret Service, and the other threats are being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for each offense is five years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. # #

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