Judge says man arrested in NC being held for federal authorities

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A judge says an armed man arrested at a North Carolina airport after President Obama left is being held at the request of federal authorities.

North Carolina District Judge Patricia Young said today federal authorities wanted 23-year-old Joseph Sean McVey of Coshocton, Ohio, held in custody, even if he posts bail.

Police arrested McVey yesterday afternoon at Asheville Regional Airport after he was seen carrying a gun and had a siren and flashing lights in his car.

He is charged with going armed in terror of the public, a misdemeanor. His bond had earlier been set at $100,000.

He wore a white jail jumpsuit and appeared calm and spoke in a steady voice via a video conference this morning.

Young says McVey faces up to four months in jail if convicted on the current charge. She says an attorney has agreed to represent him and he accepted the offer.

His next hearing is set for June 10.

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