McAdoo, PA – There is a large-scale search underway for a man who posted that he was going to shoot his local district attorney right after he shot the President.
U.S. Marshals, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Secret Service are all looking for 26-year-old Shawn Christy, whose father first contacted authorities about the threats his son had been posting to social media, FOX News reported.
On June 12, Christy posted a threatening message on Facebook that was directed at Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli.
"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. Remember where you came from punk,” Christy posted.
Please help share this on social media so that he has nowhere to hide.
Authorities began searching for Christy at about 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Robert Clark, a supervisor with the Marshals Service's Fugitive Task Force told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
U.S. Marshals executed a warrant at Christy's home with help from Secret Service, FBI, Pennsylvania State Police, McAdoo PD, and Kline Township PD, the Schuylkill County District Attorney's Office, and the Northampton County Sheriff's Office.
"He is believed to be a clear and present danger to the immediate law enforcement community," Marshal Clark said.
"He is wanted for making threats against the president of the United States and other government officials via social media," Marshal Clark said.
The marshal also said that Christy has threatened to "shoot any law enforcement officer who attempts to arrest him,” the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.
The U.S. Marshals Service said they were taking the threats from Christy seriously, and offered a $5,000 cash reward for information leading to his arrest. The tip line can be reached at 484-358-1974.
"We urge the public that if they have any information about Christy or his whereabouts to please reach out to us," Marshal Clark said. "Our goal is to bring Mr. Christy into custody."
A search near Christy’s home turned up nothing, and his father told WFMZ that if he had gone into the woods, police were going to have a hard time finding him because he’s a survivalist who can easily get by under the radar.
“With the show they put on this morning he's going to dig in deeper, if he's around here," Craig Christy said, referring to the warrant service at his home on June 20.
He said that his son had been told that two of his court cases were postponed, and so he didn’t need to go to court last month. However, only one case had been postponed and a bench warrant for his son’s arrest was issued, Craig Christy told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
On June 6, Christy demanded that obstruction of justice charges be pressed against a Berks County detective.
"I will not show up to any court dates or follow any conditions of probation until this happens. If you want a war, I promise I will give you a war,” he posted on that occasion.
Christy has a history of threatening elected officials and authority figures.
When he posted the most recent threats to Facebook, he was already awaiting trial for an incident involving the former mayor McAdoo, WFMZ reported.
He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly swinging a stick at then-Mayor Stephen Holly in 2017, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.
Christy also pleaded guilty in April to making terroristic threats to a Berkheimer tax collection agent in Bangor. He was sentenced to 12 months of probation and ordered to attend anger management classes in that case, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
He was also charged in 2015, after he harassed a teacher and an administrator at McCann School of Business, and pleaded guilty in both cases.
Christy first made headlines when then-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin filed for a restraining order against him in 2010. The former vice-presidential candidate complained he harassed her and a friend.
He was sentenced to probation after he pleaded guilty to also harassing Palin's attorneys by telephone in 2011, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. He violated his probation and later ended up serving two years in federal prison.
Please spread the word on social media so we can find Christy before he kills anybody.