Man Arrested in North Myrtle Beach for Threatening White House, Charleston

Justin M. McCoy who was arrested for making threats against the White House and Charleston. (J. Reuben Long Detention Center/WPDE background)

Justin M. McCoy who was arrested for making threats against the White House and Charleston. (J. Reuben Long Detention Center/WPDE background)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) —  A South Carolina man has been charged with calling police to say there was a bomb in the White House.

A North Myrtle Beach police news release says authorities spoke with 25-year-old Justin McCoy of Little River on the phone and in person late Tuesday, and he confirmed making the threat.

The release says no bombs were located at the White House.

McCoy is charged with making a bomb threat or conveying false information about a bomb threat. The sheriff’s website says McCoy is being held without bail.

A city spokesman said the Secret Service is interviewing McCoy. The spokesman didn’t answer a question about whether McCoy has an attorney.

Police say McCoy was previously convicted of making a bomb threat and also threatening the life of a public official.

 

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