Pennsylvania ‘beheader’ Justin Mohn shot his dad dead before decapitating him with knife and machete – and fled to National Guard Training camp to recruit revolutionaries ‘to raise arms against the government’
A Pennsylvania man fatally shot his father before beheading him and displaying his head in a gruesome YouTube video, authorities said Friday.
Justin Mohn (32) used a knife and a machete to dismember the body of his father, Michael Mohn (68).
He was arrested with a loaded rifle missing one round at the National Guard training center in Fort Indiantown Gap, about 100 miles from the Levittown home he shared with his parents.
At the time of his arrest, the suspected killer told police he was at the base to mobilize the National Guard to take up arms against the federal government. He added that he wants to talk to the state’s Democratic governor Josh Shapiro to “join forces.”
“I don’t know what his intentions were other than he was armed in a National Guard training center,” Middletown Police Chief Joseph Bartorilla said.
Officials provided new details of the gruesome crime Friday, saying police found Michael Mohn’s severed head in Saran wrap in a cooking pot. His body was in an adjoining bathroom.
Justin Mohn, 32, shot and killed his father before beheading him, officials said Friday
Mohn, a Penn State graduate, has no history of mental illness and purchased the gun legally the day before the killing, according to Bucks County District Attorney Jennifer Schorn
Justin Mohn’s father, Michael, and his mother, Denice, who reportedly found the body
Mohn, a Penn State graduate, has no history of mental illness and purchased the gun legally the day before the killing, according to Bucks County District Attorney Jennifer Schorn, who said he appeared to have a clear mind and awareness of his actions have consequences.
After killing his father, police said Mohn posted a gruesome 14-minute video on YouTube showing him holding up the severed head and railing against the government.
Mohn described his father as a 20-year federal employee and a “traitor.” He has also championed a variety of conspiracy theories and statements about the Biden administration, immigration and the border, fiscal policy, urban crime, and the war in Ukraine.
The alleged killer said: ‘This is the head of Mike Mohn, a federal employee of over 20 years and my father. He is now in hell forever as a traitor to his country.’
Chief Bartorilla said Middletown police have had three previous contacts with Mohn. One was last year when his former boss in Philadelphia reportedly contacted police with concerns about Mohn’s behavior at work.
Michael Mohn was a federal employee, an engineer with the geoenvironmental division of the US Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District.
‘We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of our teammate Michael Mohn. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mohn family and we are focused on supporting our grieving employees at this time,” the district said in a statement.
The National Guard training center in Fort Indiantown Gap, about 100 miles from Levittown
In a statement, YouTube said the video, which was uploaded and not streamed live, was removed because it violated its graphic violence policy and Justin Mohn’s channel was closed. Police said the video was online for about five hours and had about 5,000 views.
In the video posted after the killing, Mohn said that many saw him as the messiah and wanted him as president, while encouraging family members living with federal employees to kill them.
He blamed the federal government for “woke mobs” and migrants he claims are destroying the United States, and railed against “globalists and communists.”
Mohn also said he was offering a $1 million reward to anyone who could kill top officials, including FBI Director Christopher Wray, Attorney General Merrick Garland and former Attorney General Bill Barr.
Mohn has embraced violent anti-government rhetoric in writings he published online several years ago.
In August 2020, Mohn published an online ‘leaflet’ in which he tried to make the case that people born in or after 1991 – his year of birth – should carry out what he called a ‘bloody revolution’.
He also complained at length about a lawsuit he lost and encouraged assassinations of family members and public officials.