Man Threatened to Bomb Trump Rally: Police

The suspect was arrested and charged with first-degree threatening and inciting injury to a person or property

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Connecticut State Police

Connecticut State Police arrested a man who threatened to bomb a Donald Trump event in Waterbury Saturday.

Police say the U.S. Secret Service contacted the CSP Office of Counter Terrorism around 12:46 p.m. about a post on Twitter that threatened a campaign rally for the Republican front-runner.

According to police, the initial tweet asked if "someone [is] going to bomb the Trump rally or am I going to have to?"

A second post warned the suspect’s friend to have family members to leave the rally so they wouldn’t be harmed. The posts, which were open to public view, came from the area of Ardsley Road in Waterbury.

Police tracked down the user of the account and located the suspect, identified as Sean Taylor Morkys, at his residence. Officials interviewed Morkys and determined he was not an imminent threat to the public or to Trump.

The 20-year-old Waterbury resident was arrested and charged with first-degree threatening, inciting injury to a person or property and second-degree breach of peace.

He was processed at Troop A-Southbury and released on a $25,000 bond. He is expected in Waterbury Superior Court on May 4.

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