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Driver of ‘Suspicious’ Car Near White House Arrested After Claiming to Have Bomb

Sean Patrick Keoughan reportedly told an officer the threat was "a test"

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    The Secret Service detained a man who drove to a security checkpoint near the White House. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

    (Published Sunday, March 19, 2017)

    A man who drove to a security checkpoint near the White House and claimed to have a bomb in his a car was detained by the U.S. Secret Service Saturday night.

    The car was stopped around 11 p.m. at a checkpoint about a quarter-mile from the White House, authorities said.

    Sean Patrick Keoughan approached an officer and claimed to have "a bomb in the trunk" of the Chevrolet Impala he was driving, according to a police report. While the 29-year-old was being apprehended, he reportedly told the officer that the threat was "a test."

    Keoughan, of Roanoke, Virginia, was arrested on charges of making a false bomb threat and unauthorized use of a vehicle. He was expected to be charged Sunday.

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    A viral video of minor league baseball dog delivering water at a Fort Wayne TinCaps game has surfaced on Twitter.

    Video of 'Jake the Diamond Dog' was posted as the golden retriever carried a basket filled with bottled water out to the umpire between innings taken at a recent game.

    The video was posted by Indiana news station WPTA's sports anchor Zach Groth.

    Jake delivers water to umpires on the field in a basket and reportedly makes an appearance at a variety of minor league baseball games and has done so for several years.

    (Published 5 hours ago)

    The car he was driving was reported stolen in Virginia.  

    President Donald Trump wasn't at the White House at the time. Trump and his family are spending the weekend at his resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

    Earlier Saturday a man jumped a low metal barrier just outside a White House fence. William Bryant Rawlinson, 58, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was arrested in that incident, police said. 

    About a week earlier a man breached an outer perimeter fence and scaled a vehicle gate to gain entry to the White House grounds, raising questions about lapses in security under the Secret Service's watch.