One of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives who threatened to kill President Donald Trump was captured in Ohio after a five-day, multi-state manhunt.
The search for the Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened to “put a bullet” in Trump’s head ended Friday in Mansfield, Ohio according to officials, the Mansfield News Journal reported.
Shawn Richard Christy was found at 4:38 p.m. Friday hiding in a ravine just north of Route 30. “Dozens and dozens and dozens” of law enforcement officers were part of the manhunt, Deputy U.S. Marshal Anne Murphy of the Northern District of Ohio said at a press conference later that evening.
“He was captured with a firearm on him and the FBI is processing that and he going to be facing further charges on that firearm,” U.S. Marshal Brian Fitzgibbon said.
— Ohio State Patrol (@OSHP) September 21, 2018
The 26-year-old had allegedly threatened the president and John M. Morganelli, the district attorney of Northampton County, Pa., in a now-deleted Facebook post.
“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,” Christy allegedly wrote.
He had been on the run since June 19 and had a federal warrant out for his arrest. Christy was also wanted in Pennsylvania for burglary, probation violation and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case, according to Fox News.
His capture on Friday came soon after Duane Chapman, better known as “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” announced he would be joining the effort to track Christy down. But it was another kind of “dog” who finally led authorities to the fugitive.
“It was a police dog,” Fitzgibbon revealed. “It was a canine that picked up his scent and took him down.”
The manhunt was underway Sunday as law enforcement officials learned Christy was in Ohio following the crash of a stolen truck along the highway.
“We have been combing the area for four days, and we finally zeroed in on an area where we thought he was hiding,” Murphy said.
He is facing “numerous charges” and will initially appear in federal court in Ohio on Monday before marshals take him back to Pennsylvania to face charges, according to Murphy.
“Everybody can go back to the lives they were living Sunday morning,” Fitzgibbon said.
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