El Paso 'Hero' Detained at White House on Arrest Warrant

A Walmart employee attends a community memorial service for the 22 victims of the mass shooting at Southwest University Park in El Paso Texas

A Walmart employee attends a community memorial service for the 22 victims of the mass shooting at Southwest University Park in El Paso Texas

Grant first described his bottle-throwing bravery in an interview with CNN host Chris Cuomo days after the August 3 shooting.

Grant and his family were invited to The White House so that he could be recognized for his alleged act of heroism. The 50-year-old was arrested by Secret Service agents when he arrived with his family to meet President Trump Monday, Time reports.

"Nobody bothered to check with us", Carillo told The Washington Examiner.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Crusius confessed that he planned the rampage and drove almost 10 hours from his home in the Dallas suburb of Allen to the border city with the intention of targeting Mexicans.

El Paso police have reviewed video surveillance, which they say contradicts Grant's story.

It is not clear where the case stands and Grant did not immediately respond to a request from ABC News for comment.

A USSS spokesperson confirmed to TIME that a visitor to The White House was arrested on Monday, but would not release the name per protocol.

A police source confirmed Grant was temporarily detained by the Secret Service over an unrelated active arrest warrant. He was not charged.

In an interview with the El Paso Times, Grant's former wife Laura Hromatka said he told her "that the shooter was targeting Mexicans and was passing whites, African Americans".

But Sgt. Enrique Carrillo, spokesman for the El Paso police department, said no one checked with them to corroborate Grant's account of the shooting.

"Solving the problems that have led to these horrific events will take more than governmental action", Abbott, a Republican, said in a statement.

Grant may not have acted the way he claimed during the shooting, but he is still a survivor.

"I'm not demeaning his actions", he added.

The president and his staff appear to have fallen for a made-up story Grant told CNN last month, which authorities say does not match security camera footage of the actual shooting.

A man who claimed to have thrown things at the El Paso mass shooter in an attempt to save victims was arrested Monday while visiting the White House to be honored as a hero.

The Secret Service arrested one of the El Paso, Texas, survivors that President Donald Trump meant to honor when he arrived at the White House.

Grant had told CNN host Chris Cuomo he "just started throwing bottles" during the massacre which saw suspected gunman Patrick Crusius kill 22 people.

'Chris suffered two very serious gunshot wounds but he is recovering well and we wish him the best'.