Pa. Man Arrested After Allegedly Decapitating His Father, Displaying the Head on YouTube, Police Say

In the video, which was removed from the platform, the man reportedly referred to his father as a "traitor" and called for the death of federal officials

Police have charged a Pennsylvania man with murder after he allegedly posted a video rant to YouTube showing a decapitated head of his father, who was found beheaded in their home, according to a criminal complaint obtained by PEOPLE. The video, which was viewed by authorities, has been removed from the platform.

Justin Mohn, 32, was taken into custody by Middletown Township Police Department and charged with first-degree murder, abuse of a corpse and possession of an instrument of crime, according to the court docket reviewed by PEOPLE and first reported on by Bucks County Courier Times and NBC News.

According to statements released by the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and MTPD, authorities were dispatched to a home in the Levittown section of the township at around 7 p.m. on Tuesday night after a woman reported that she found her husband dead.

"When officers arrived, they located the male deceased in the bathroom," the DA's office said.

According to the criminal complaint, the man — identified as Michael Mohn — "had been decapitated. A machete was observed in the bathtub, as well as a large kitchen knife." They also found rubber gloves "with what appeared to be blood on them" in another part of the house.

Per the MTPD, "It was determined that the victim’s adult son had left the home and taken his father’s vehicle." The police added that "with the help of multiple other agencies, Justin Mohn was located and taken into custody in Fort Indiantown Gap," miles outside of Harrisburg.

Per the criminal complaint, members of the MTPD "received information about a video posted to YouTube" and "posted to a page with the profile picture being Justin Mohn and the name listed as Justin Mohn."

It should be this: In the 14-minute video, Mohn picks up the decapitated head of Michael Mohn, identifying him by name and as his father, stating 'he is now in hell for eternity,’” according to the police. They added that "Justin is pictured wearing the same style clear rubber gloves observed at the crime scene.”

According to Det. Kevin Platenecky, who viewed both the video and the crime scene, "the gloves, decapitated head, and room are the same as depicted in the video."

According to both the Courier Times and NBC News, Mohn claimed in the video that his father had been a federal employee for 20 years and described him as a “traitor.” He also attacked President Joe Biden's administration, the Black Lives Matter movement and the LGBTQ community and called for the death of all federal officials.

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In a statement to PEOPLE, a spokesperson for YouTube said it "has strict policies prohibiting graphic violence and violent extremism," and that the video — which was uploaded and not live-streamed — "was removed for violating our graphic violence policy. Additionally, "Justin Mohn’s channel was terminated in line with our violent extremism policies."

"Our teams are closely tracking to remove any re-uploads of the video," the spokesperson added.

According to ABC affiliate WPVI-TV, police tracked Mohn after he left his Levittown home by pinging his cell phone. He was arrested at around 11:30 p.m. about 100 miles away from the crime scene before being brought back to Bucks County.

After being incarcerated by the MTPD and being denied bail, per the court docket, Mohn remains in jail as he awaits a preliminary court hearing. According to WPVI-TV, he's scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 8.

“There are a lot of unanswered questions and he’s not talking to us about the incident. Well, he’s talking, just not about this,” Middletown Police Lt. Pete Feeney told reporters, per the Courier Times.

Both the DA's office and the police noted in their statements that there is no threat to the public and the investigation is ongoing.

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