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Man charged with making bomb threat near White House

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By CNN Staff

(CNN) — A Pennsylvania man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of making a bomb threat near the White House, according to the Secret Service and Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department.

Krzysztof Wasik, 44, of Hazel Township, Pennsylvania, walked up to a White House gate Wednesday morning and told guards he had a bomb in his vehicle that was set to explode, police said.

The city’s bomb disposal squad searched a truck nearby, but no hazardous materials were found, police said.

Wasik was charged with felony threats, police said.

CNN’s Paul Courson and Alex Mooney contributed to this report.

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