A 20-year-old man from Connecticut was charged with threatening to bomb a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, officials said.
Sean Taylor Morkys of Waterbury, Connecticut, allegedly made the threats on Twitter. He was charged with with threatening, inciting injury, and breach of peace, reported Reuters.
The Connecticut State Police’s counterterrorism office on Saturday afternoon was alerted by the U.S. Secret Service after a Twitter user wrote: “Is someone going to bomb the trump rally or am I going to have to?”
Another tweet warned a friend to tell relatives to leave the Trump rally in Waterbury to avoid harm, police added.
Morkys was linked to the Twitter account.
“The USSS determined that Morkys did not pose an immediate threat to any protectees or the public,” state police said.
Trump appeared in Bridgeport on Saturday. He made several appearances in the state ahead of the state’s primary election, which is Tuesday.
Morkys was found by authorities at his home. After determining that he didn’t pose an immediate threat, he was taken into police custody and was released on $25,000 bond, The Washington Post reported.
Police said they were able to track the tweets to the street Morkys lives on, NBC News reported. They found out that he was the only user of the Twitter account.
He was taken into custody at around 5 p.m., officials said. State police said they were contacted about the tweet by the Secret Service at 12:46 p.m. local time.