Officers: D.C. driver made bomb claim
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.