A 20-year-old man was arrested after Tweeting a bomb threat targeting Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's political rally in Waterbury on Saturday, Connecticut State Police said.
At about 12:46 p.m. Saturday, after the Waterbury rally had ended and Trump had moved on to another appearance in Bridgeport, the United States Secret Service contacted the Connecticut State Police Office of Counter Terrorism regarding a threat posted on Twitter threatening to "bomb" the Trump rally in Waterbury.
According to state police, the original Twitter post said, "Is someone going to bomb the trump rally or am I going to have to?"
A second Twitter post warned the suspect's friend to have his family members leave the rally so they wouldn’t be harmed, state police said. The Twitter posts, which were open to public view, came from the area of Ardsley Road in Waterbury, state police said.
Through an investigation, detectives determined that the account was used solely by Sean Taylor Morkys, state police said.
State Police Counter Terrorism detectives, Waterbury Police Department detectives, and special agents from the Secret Service located Morkys at his home in Waterbury, where he was interviewed. The Secret Service determined that Morkys did not pose an immediate threat to any of its protectees or the public, state police said.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, Morkys was taken into custody and transported to Troop A in Southbury. He was charged with first-class threatening, inciting injury to person or property and second-degree breach of peace.
He was released on $25,000 bond for a May 4 court date in Waterbury Superior Court.
Trump, who owns an estate in Bedford, also owns Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley in Stormville and Trump National Westchester in Briarcliff Manor. The Trump name also adorns Trump Tower At City Center in White Plains, Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, Trump Park Residences in Yorktown and the Donald J. Trump State Park on the Westchester/Putnam border.
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