Of­fi­cers: D.C. driver made bomb claim

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

WASH­ING­TON — A man who drove to a se­cu­rity check­point near the White House in a stolen car and was ar­rested after stat­ing “there’s a bomb in the trunk” later told au­thor­i­ties that the ob­ject in the trunk was an as­teroid and that he com­mu­ni­cates tele­path­i­cally with the pres­i­dent.

Ac­cord­ing to a court doc­u­ment filed Mon­day, 29-year-old Sean Pa­trick Keoughan of Roanoke, Va., ap­proached the check­point at 10 p.m. Satur­day and said he had a meet­ing with Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. Of­fi­cers found no record for a meet­ing, and Keoughan left. He ap­proached again at 11 p.m. and made the state­ment about the bomb. He also said “this is a test,” ac­cord­ing to the doc­u­ment.

Keoughan was ar­rested and charged with threat­en­ing and con­vey­ing false in­for­ma­tion con­cern­ing the use of an ex­plo­sive. A men­tal-health screen­ing was also or­dered.

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