man made threat on Twitter to bomb Trump rally: police
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[April 25, 2016]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 20-year-old
Connecticut man was arrested after being accused of sending threats on
Twitter to bomb a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald
Trump, authorities said on Sunday.
Sean Morkys of Waterbury, Connecticut, was charged with
threatening, inciting injury and breach of peace.
The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for the safety of
presidential candidates, alerted the Connecticut State Police's
counterterrorism office on Saturday afternoon that a Twitter user
had posted, "Is someone going to bomb the trump rally or am I going
to have to?"
A second post warned a friend to tell relatives to leave the rally
in Waterbury to avoid being harmed, state police said.
The account was linked to Morkys, who was interviewed at his home by
local detectives and federal agents.
"The USSS determined that Morkys did not pose an immediate threat to
any protectees or the public," the state police said.
Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination,
made several appearances across Connecticut on Saturday in advance
of the state's primary election on Tuesday.
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Morkys was released on a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in
court on May 4.
(Reporting by Joseph Ax; Editing by Frank McGurty/Ruth Pitchford)
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