(WBRE/WYOU-TV) There are late-breaking developments in the two-month long search for a McAdoo man wanted for allegedly threatening to kill President Trump and other public officials. The manhunt which has the far spanned 5 states is once again focused on our region. The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick is at the State Police barracks in West Hazleton with the very latest.
The U.S. Marshals and the State Police are urging area residents to be vigilant and keep an eye out for anything suspicious around there properties. And once again they urge the public if they see Shawn Christy do not approach him he is considered armed and dangerous. “
Deputy Robert Clark- U.S. Marshal had this message for Shawn Christy on Tuesday “Turn yourself in. Go to the local or state police and turn yourself in.”
That message comes as Federal agents searched a wooded area in Rush Township, Schuylkill County. A red pick up truck was allegedly stolen by Christy in Maryland Monday morning was found abandoned in the parking lot of this woodworking business in the Tidewood East Industrial Park.
This location is just several miles away from Christy’s McAdoo home where the manhunt began on June 19th. But he has for more than two months and Christy has eluded his would be captors again.
“Mr. Christy does not need human contact. He is able to live in the woods he’s very good at it,” said Deputy Clark.
The focus of Tuesday’s search was a hunting club property. Ron and Joann Babbish are caretakers of the property and opened large steel gates so Federal agents could more easily access the area.
“You never know where to expect him to pop up. Like they say if you see something say something,” said Ron Babbish.
“ Scary it’s scary we go down here a lot. I went for a ride in my quad by myself. But I don’t think I’m going to do that anymore.” said Joann Babbish.
Federal agents would not comment if they believe Christy is being helped by someone.
If you have any information as to Christy’s whereabouts you are urged to call the U.S. Marshals tip line or 911. A $20,000 reward is being offered for his capture.