20-Year-Old Charged With Threatening to Bomb Trump Rally

Sean Morkys allegedly posted the offending tweet
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 24, 2016 2:32 PM CDT
This Saturday, April 23, 2016 photo provided by the Connecticut State Police shows Sean Morkys.   (Uncredited)

(Newser) – A 20-year-old Connecticut man is facing charges after authorities say he tweeted out a bomb threat during a Donald Trump rally Saturday, the AP reports. Connecticut State Police say the US Secret Service contacted them Saturday afternoon after they say Sean Morkys posted on Twitter, "Is someone going to bomb the trump rally or am I going to have to?" Police say that tweet was followed by another warning a friend to have his family members leave the rally so they wouldn't get hurt. The Republican presidential hopeful appeared in Bridgeport, Conn., yesterday.

Authorities tracked the tweets to a Waterbury home, where they found Morkys. After determining he didn't pose an immediate threat, he was taken into custody and charged with threatening to incite "injury to person or property" and breach of peace, NBC News reports. Authorities determined that only Morkys had control of the Twitter account. Morkys, released on $25,000 bond, hasn't responded to a separate request for comment. (Read more Donald Trump 2016 stories.)

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