Feds: Armed man at North Carolina airport with Obama can go

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina — Authorities say an armed man spotted at a North Carolina airport parking lot just after Air Force One departed can get out of jail if he posts bond.

Joseph Sean McVey has been detained since Sunday on a misdemeanor charge of going armed in terror of the public. A judge said Monday that the Ohio man was being detained at the request of federal authorities. A Secret Service spokesman says that agency isn’t involved.

Asheville airport public safety chief Jeff Augram says local authorities wanted Joseph Sean McVey held until 6 p.m. Monday and listed the Secret Service on court papers because the agency was on the scene. Jeff Augram also says Joseph Sean McVey had formulas to help shooters fire rifles outfitted with scopes, but didn’t have a rifle with him.

Joseph Sean McVey is being held on $100,000 bond.

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