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US: Man arrested for alleged White House bomb threat

Associated Press
Apr 11, 2013 at 03:48am IST

Washington: A man has been arrested after police say he made a bomb threat outside the White House. DC police spokesman Araz Alali says the man approached an officer at the White House gates this morning and warned that a bomb would detonate in a truck parked nearby.

Surrounding streets and the entrance to a nearby Metro rail station were shut down as the Secret Service inspected the vehicle for explosives. Streets were reopened after nothing dangerous was found inside the truck.

The man has been identified as 44-year-old Krzysztof Wasik. He has been charged with making felony threats and is being held pending a court appearance.

US: Man arrested for alleged White House bomb threat

The DC police spokesman said the man approached an officer at the White House gates and warned that a bomb would detonate in a truck parked nearby.

It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

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