Man arrested after threatening to open fire at Pennsylvania polling place

Alex Lasker

Pennsylvania authorities arrested a man on Tuesday after he allegedly threatened to shoot up a polling place during Tuesday's midterm elections, the Associated Press reports. 

Christopher Thomas Queen, of Claysville, Penn., was attempting to vote at the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department in South Franklin Township around 9 a.m. when he was informed that he was not registered to vote in that area.

According to a criminal complaint, Queen, 48, became irate and told employees he was "going to go get a gun and come back and shoot them."

An elderly poll worker was left shaking uncontrollably after the suspect vacated the polling place, according to an eyewitness. 

Queen was arrested shortly after the outburst and was charged with making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.

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