Driver In Custody After Claiming To Have Bomb Near White House

Fox News: Driver In Custody After Claiming To Have Bomb Near White House

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A man is in custody after claiming his vehicle was rigged with explosives near the White House.

Streets in the area were closed as U.S. Park Police, Washington D.C. Metro Police and the Secret Service investigated the vehicle at Vermont and H Street Northwest.

A source close to the investigation tells FoxNews.com the suspect, identified as Krsytoff Wasik, told authorities he had a bomb and his car was rigged with explosives.

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says the vehicle was reported just before 5 a.m. in the area of the White House and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Officials have cleared the vehicle and streets in the area are now reopen.

SOURCE: Fox News

Fox News' Jana Winter contributed to this report.

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