UPDATE: Roanoke man arrested for making bomb threat near White House

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WASHINGTON (WDBJ7 & WUSA9) Sean Keoughan grew up in the Roanoke Valley. He is a 2005 graduate of Patrick Henry High School. And he spent six years in the U.S. Navy, serving as an aviation electronics technician from 2008 to 2014.

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Saturday night, the 29-year-old was arrested in Washington, DC at a security checkpoint near The White House, accused of a false bomb threat and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

The incident in Washington unfolded around 11 o'clock, when police say a 2017 Chevrolet Impala with an Indiana license plate pulled up to a security checkpoint.

Police say Keoughan got out of the car and said 'there's a bomb in the trunk,' while holding something in his right hand.

When Keoughan was taken to the ground by Secret Service, he reportedly said 'this is a test.'

President Trump was not at the White House at the time. A search of the car did not turn up any explosives.

Monday morning, Roanoke police said the car was stolen from a parking lot near the Mill Mountain Star. The driver told police she left the vehicle running Friday afternoon when she ran to meet two friends at the overlook. Roanoke police said they were notified early Sunday morning that the stolen car had turned up at the White House.

Keoughan also faces a heroin possession charge that stems from an incident in early December, when Roanoke Police responded to a report of an overdose.

A spokesman says officers found Keoughan conscious and alert, and he was transported to a hospital for treatment. He is due in Roanoke Circuit Court on that charge in May.

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The man arrested for making a bomb threat outside The White House Saturday night is from western Virginia.

Sunday afternoon, the Metropolitan Police Department identified the man as 29-year-old Sean Patrick Keoughan of Roanoke.

Sean Keoughan grew up here in the Roanoke Valley. He spent time in the military, serving in the U.S. Navy.

A search of court records reveals two drug possession charges.

Family members declined to comment, but one person who lives near his parents described him as a good neighbor. She had just seen him walking his dog.

Others told us he had struggled with mental health issues.

Sunday evening, a person who lives near another family member told us "Sean is a seriously disabled veteran and I hope now he will get the help he desperately needs. For both himself and his family."

The incident in Washington unfolded around 11 o'clock Saturday night near The White House, when police say a 2017 Chevrolet Impala with an Indiana license plate pulled up to a security checkpoint.

Police say Keoughan got out of the car and said 'there's a bomb in the trunk,' while holding something in his right hand.

When Keoughan was taken to the ground by Secret Service, he reportedly said 'this is a test.'

President Trump was not at the White House at the time. A search of the car did not turn up any explosives. Keoughan was charged with a false bomb threat and unauthorized use of a vehicle. The Chevrolet he was driving was a rental car reported stolen in Roanoke.

Monday morning, Roanoke police said the car was stolen from a parking lot near the Mill Mountain Star. The driver told police she left the vehicle running Friday afternoon when she ran to meet two friends at the overlook. Roanoke police said they were notified early Sunday morning that the stolen car had turned up at the White House.

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A Roanoke man was involved in an incident near the White House Saturday, according to CBS affiliate WUSA 9.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Sean Keoughan, 29, of Roanoke was arrested for false bomb threats and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

On Saturday around 11 p.m., police saw a 2017 Chevrolet Impala with an Indiana license plate pull up to a security checkpoint near the White House. Keoughan got out of the car and said “there’s a bomb in the trunk” while clutching something in his right hand. When Keoughan was taken to the ground by Secret Service, he said “this is a test.”

Crews searched the vehicle and did not find any explosives. The Chevrolet was reported stolen out of Roanoke.

President Trump was not at the White House at the time.

Crews searched the vehicle and did not find any explosives.