Sean Taylor Morkys, 20, was arrested by the Connecticut State Police after the Secret Service discovered the alleged threat, NBC News reports.
The billionaire Republican presidential frontrunner made a campaign stop at Crosby High School in Waterbury on Saturday, where Morkys lives, before also holding a rally in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The state is holding its primary on Tuesday, and according to the latest polling numbers, Trump is favored to win there.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Police Say He Tweeted ‘Is Someone Going to Bomb the Trump Rally or Am I Going to Have To?’
In a second tweet Morkys warned friends and family members to leave the rally so they wouldn’t be harmed, police said.
The tweets have since been deleted from Morkys’ account, @SeanMorkysss, which has 367 followers.
2. He Was Found at His Home & Was Deemed to Not Be a Threat
Morkys was taken into custody at his home in Waterbury Saturday afternoon after the Secret Service, Connecticut State Police and Waterbury Police investigated.
Police had been able to track the tweets to Morkys and found his address. Investigators said they were able to determine Morkys is the sole user of the Twitter account.
He was interviewed and determined not to be an imminent threat to the public or Donald Trump, Connecticut State Police Trooper Kelly Grant told NBC News.
3. He Was Released on $25,000 Bail on a Felony Threatening Charge
Morkys was charged with first-degree threatening for inciting injury to a person or property and second-degree breach of peace, police said.
He was released after posting $25,000 bail and is set to appear in state Superior Court in Waterbury on May 4, WFSB-TV reports.
According to Connecticut law, first-degree threatening is a class D felony. Morkys faces between one to five years in prison if convicted on that charge.
Morkys does not appear to have any criminal record in Connecticut, according to the state judicial database.
It is not known if he has an attorney and he couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
4. The Southern Connecticut State University Psychology Student Has Posted Anti-Trump Tweets in the Past
Morkys is a psychology major at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut, according to his now-deleted Facebook page.
Morkys has made anti-Trump tweets in the past few months, including retweeting someone saying they would move to Canada or Australia if he was elected, along with the tweet below:
He also retweeted someone in December who wrote, “Donald Trump sucks. A vote for him is a vote for Hitler.
He attended Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury.
5. An Ohio College Student Was Arrested After Rushing the Stage During a Trump Rally Last Month
Morkys is the second college student to be arrested on charges related to a Donald Trump rally.
Thomas Dimassimo, 22, was arrested in March after he rushed the stage at a Trump rally in Ohio. He was taken down by Secret Service agents and was charged in both state and federal court.
Before making his dash toward the stage, Dimassimo tweeted about his plans.
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