Man in custody after detailed White House threat


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Secret Service say they’ve arrested a man outside the White House after he moved toward an officer and made a remark about “dropped explosives,” WDCW revealed.

Ervin Pettaway, 33, was captured around 9:30 a.m. on Friday along the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue close Lafayette Park. Secret Service said that he moved toward one of their officers and said that he had “dropped explosives” close-by.

He was instantly arrested, all person on foot and vehicular activity was cleared, and K-9 groups cleared the zone. The scene was proclaimed clear at 10:23.

Pettaway has been accused with one count of felony threats.