RUSH TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police are searching for a man from Schuylkill County wanted for threatening President Donald Trump.
State police and federal marshals were in Rush Township, near Tamaqua, searching for Shawn Christy Thursday night and Friday morning.
According to Rush Township supervisors, Christy was spotted trying to break into a home along Ben Titus Road Thursday night just five miles from his home in McAdoo.
Investigators searched for hours, closing Ben Titus Road in Rush Township after a homeowner says Shawn Christy broke into his house Thursday night.
When confronted, that homeowner says Christy claimed to be homeless before running off into the nearby woods. Christy's described as having a bushy beard, wearing a red baseball hat, blue jeans, and an olive-colored military-style t-shirt.
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"It's just scary, I just wish he would turn himself in and give it up," Debbie Rogers said.
Just after 6 a.m. Friday, the massive search ended with no more signs of Christy. The road reopened but the fear remains.
"it's very scary," Lisa Lloyd said. "We have like a temporary tent in the backyard so that would be a good place for him to hide. My husband was actually wanting to go out there last night and I was like, 'no, you're not going out there!'"
Shawn Christy has been on the run since June, accused of threatening President Trump and other government officials.
Earlier this week, a vehicle the feds believe he stole in Maryland was found in Rush Township just a few miles from his McAdoo home.
"I hope they catch him soon! I'm not used to keeping all my doors and windows locked," said Anita Arcand.
"There's so many places to hide out around here," Rogers said. "We were born and raised in this area. There are stripping holes, there's root cellars, there's so many places, this guy, and he's from McAdoo so he knows the area."
"I can't believe it. He's putting a lot of state police out there, a lot of money. He's just making more problems for himself, you know?" said Brian Gettig of Rush Township. "I just woke up and seen the lights and I thought it was an accident and then I realized they were probably looking for the guy yet."
U.S. Marshals and state police say they will continue to patrol and search this area until Shawn Christy is found. The reward for information leading to his arrest is $20,000.