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Fugitive Shawn Christy spotted in Maryland

U.S. Marshals believe he stole pickup truck

The Schuylkill County man accused of threatening President Trump and other officials was spotted in Maryland, according to U.S. Marshals.

Federal investigators believe Shawn Christy was sleeping in a vehicle in Cumberland, Maryland Sunday evening, then stole a pickup truck.

In a press release Monday, U.S. Marshals said they found the postal vehicle stolen from Kentucky abandoned in Nitro, West Virginia on Saturday. Officials believe Christy stole the Jeep Cherokee back on Aug. 9.

On Sunday around 7 p.m., a resident reported a suspicious male sleeping in a vehicle in Maryland.

The man fled and could not be found, but responding Deputy U.S. Marshals "positively identified" the man as Christy.

Authorities said a pickup truck was reported missing in the Cumberland area Monday morning.

Officials believe Christy may have stolen the vehicle.

It's a 1997 GMC Sierra pickup truck with Pennsylvania license plate ZGL-2845.

Christy, of McAdoo, has multiple arrest warrants for allegedly threatening the president and the Northampton County district attorney.

He has been on the run since June.

U.S. Marshals said he's considered armed and dangerous. Christy is believed to have several guns, including three taken from a relative's home.

The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Anyone with information should call 1-877-Wanted-2 or 215-418-4000.


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