WASHINGTON – Authorities say a man who drove up to a security in the vicinity of the White House in a stolen car was arrested after stating “there is a bomb in the trunk.”
Police say the 29-year-old Sean Patrick Keoughan of Roanoke, Virginia, came out of the car at the checkpoint on Saturday and was bound to be something in his hand when he made the threat. The report says that while he was taken to the ground, he declared: “This is a test.”
He was arrested for making a false bomb threat and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Earlier Saturday, a 58-year-old William Bryant Rawlinson of Silver Spring, Maryland, was arrested on charges of illegal entry after the jump of a metal barrier just outside a White House gate.
The president was not at the White House at the time of either incident.