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Fugitive wanted for threatening Trump caught in Richland County

Shawn Christy, who'd been the subject of a manhunt in Richland County all week was caught and arrested in Mifflin Township, east of Mansfield Friday afternoon (Courtesy: Ohio Dept. of Public Safety

The U.S. Marshals Service says a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been arrested in Ohio.

The U.S. Marshals said 27-year-old Shawn Christy was arrested at 4:45 p.m. Friday in Mifflin Township in Richland County. Authorities with the Ohio State Highway Patrol says when he was captured he was armed with a firearm and a knife.

Christy was being sought by law enforcement for more than two months after he allegedly threatened President Donald Trump and other officials.

Pennsylvania warrants issued for Christy allege burglary, probation violation and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.

Authorities say Christy stole a truck Sunday from the area of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, and fled after abandoning it Sunday on Interstate 71 in the Mansfield area, about 65 miles (104 kilometers) north of Columbus.

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