( Daily Mail ) The man who was arrested on Saturday for driving up to the White House claiming he had a bomb has been identified as Sean Patrick Keoughan, 29, of Roanoke, Virginia.
Officials stopped Keoughan’s car around 11pm Saturday, about a quarter-mile from President Trump‘s executive residence.
Keoughan was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Impala with an Indiana registration that had been reported stolen out of Roanoke, according to an incident report.
When Keoughan got out of the car, he told a White House security officer that he had a bomb in his trunk, police said.
No bomb or other weapon was found in his car.
He was arrested for making false bomb threats and unauthorized use of a vehicle, ABC News reports.
Keoughan was the only person inside the Chevrolet Impala, a White House official said.
Authorities have not given a possible motive, and they didn’t specify whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.
There is an ongoing criminal investigation, Secret Service told CNN.
Keoughan drove up to a guard post on the East side of the White House, near the Treasury building, and told a security guard he had a bomb, the network reported.
A bomb squad and Secret Service agents spent more than four hours searching the vehicle, at one point bringing in a robot to take out items from the truck.