The FBI has arrested a teenager who sent threatening letters to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, warning her to "watch her back" and claiming he had purchased a gun and a one-way ticket to Alaska.
Shawn Christy, 19, was arrested in Palin's home state of Alaska after Palin won a six-month restraining order against him in October. The order required that Christy stay a mile away from Palin's home and from a Wasilla-area high school. An order of protection was also issued for Palin's friend, Kristan Cole, who testified that Christy had been contacting her since 2009, sending her a letter with proof of a gun purchase and the claim that he had an affair with Palin.
In an interview with the Associated Press in September, Palin's attorney, Thomas Van Flien, said Christy had "risen to the top of the dozens and dozens of people" who have threatened Palin since she was tapped as the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008.
Fox News reported Monday that Palin's family has revealed Christy was held in Anchorage, 50 miles from their home in Wasilla. The FBI has ordered Christy to return to his home state of Pennsylvania.
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