Driver in custody after claiming to have bomb near White House

Published April 10, 2013

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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 vehicle was rigged with explosives. The vehicle was reportedly the cab of a tractor trailer.

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 open. 

Fox News' Jana Winter and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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