Police: Man Stopped Near White House Said He Had Bomb

'This is a test,' he told police
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 20, 2017 7:11 AM CDT
Man Stopped Near White House Claimed He Had Bomb in Trunk
Secret Service officers after a security incident near the fence of the White House, Saturday, March 18, 2017.   (Alex Brandon)

A man arrested at a security checkpoint near the White House on Saturday night was driving a stolen car and falsely claimed he had a bomb in the trunk, a police report states. The suspect, identified Sunday as 29-year-old Sean Patrick Keoughan of Roanoke, Va., told officers "This is a test" as they brought him to the ground, according to the report obtained by NBC. He faces charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and making a false bomb threat, the New York Daily News reports. Another man was arrested Saturday after jumping a bike rack outside the White House fence with a letter for President Trump, who was at his Florida estate. (A week earlier, a fence-jumper was on the grounds for nearly 17 minutes.)

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