IDENTIFIED! Sean Patrick Keoughan – man arrested for making White House bomb threat Saturday night

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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

 

( 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.

Read more: Virginia man, 29, who ‘drove up to the White House in a stolen car and claimed to have a bomb’ is identified 

 

Authorities said they stopped a 'suspicious' 2017 Chevrolet Impala Saturday evening at a White House checkpoint and took in Sean Patrick Keoughan, 29, of Roanoke, Virginia, for questioning

 

 

 

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