Man beheads his father and uploads video to YouTube in Pennsylvania, USA

A Pennsylvania man accused of beheading his father and posting a gruesome video on social media of him holding the head, has been charged with intentional homicide and abusing a corpse, authorities said Wednesday.

Justin Mohn was armed and jumped over the fence of a National Guard facility about 100 miles away from the scene when he was arrested Tuesday night, hours after the killing, a National Guard spokeswoman said.

The father, identified as Michael Mohn, was found headless in the bathroom of his Levittown home, where his 32-year-old son also lived, according to court records. Police said Justin Mohn was taken into custody at Fort Indiantown Gap.

Police said Michael Mohn’s wife, Denice, came home and found his body Tuesday around 7 p.m. Officers found Mohn’s body and bloody plastic gloves, according to the police affidavit. Denice Mohn told police her son and her husband’s white Toyota Corolla were missing.

The police said that the video, which was posted to YouTube and ran more than 14 minutes, showed Justin Mohn taking his father’s decapitated head and identifying him by name. Police said it appeared Mohn was reading from a script as he criticized the government.

It’s a statement, YouTube said the video, which was not broadcast live, was removed for violating their graphic violence policy and that Mohn’s channel was shut down.

Mohn used violent, anti-government rhetoric in online posts for several years. In August 2020, he posted a “pamphlet” online in which he tried to make the case that people born in 1991 — the year of his birth — or later should carry out a “bloody revolution.” He also complained at length about a wrongful termination lawsuit that he lost, and encouraged the murder of family members and public officials.