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Man sentenced to time served for parking truck near White House, falsely claiming it had bomb

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WASHINGTON — A man has been sentenced to time served for parking his truck outside the White House and falsely saying that it contained a bomb.

Forty-five-year-old Krzysztof Wasik of Hazle Township in eastern Pennsylvania pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of threatening and conveying false information concerning use of an explosive, The Washington Post reports.

Prosecutors say before dawn on April 10, 2013, Wasik approached an officer at the White House gates 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.

Nothing dangerous was found inside the truck.

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