A Pennsylvania man found himself staring at the business end of a mugshot camera after he threatened to shoot up a polling place early Tuesday morning.
Christopher Thomas Queen, 48, of Claysville has been charged with terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.
BREAKING: Man arrested for threatening to shoot up a Washington County polling place. Witnesses told me an elderly poll worker was shaking uncontrollably after he left.
State police just caught the suspect, I’ll have more details shortly.
— Cara Sapida (@WPXICara) November 6, 2018
Poll workers and voters at the South Franklin Fire Hall in Washington County, Pennsylvania, witnessed as Christopher Queen came into the polling station around 9 a.m. EST claiming that he had been promised a gun and an undisclosed amount of money if he voted “straight party.”
This is the mugshot of a Pennsylvania man who was arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot poll workers on #ElectionDay, when he was told he was not registered to vote#ElectionNight #MidtermElections2018 https://t.co/luT8AMDYSE pic.twitter.com/OlabLgdKz5
— Eric Mark Do (@EricMarkDo) November 6, 2018
Melanie Ostrander, Washington County’s assistant elections director, said that poll workers informed Queen that he was not registered to vote, at which point he reportedly became agitated. He “told the poll workers he was going to go get a gun and come back and shoot them,” Ostrander said. (RELATED: Here Are The Mugshots Of Mugshots.com Creators)
Although no one was hurt, Queen’s behavior certainly took a toll on poll workers.
Poll worker left ‘shaking uncontrollably’ after unhinged Pennsylvania man threatens to shoot up voting location https://t.co/RRjr79fQa7
— Raw Story (@RawStory) November 6, 2018
According to local news outlet WPXI, Queen told the judge at his arraignment that he was not a danger to the public and claimed that he didn’t even own a firearm.
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