Police have arrested an armed suspect outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, reports said Wednesday.
According to Fox News, the suspect was armed with a firearm and a knife.
New York Post contributor Karol Markowicz tweeted:
“Breaking: A man was arrested outside of Brett Kavanaugh’s residence around 1:45 am last night. The man had a gun and said he was there to kill Kavanaugh. He was taken into custody without incident.”
“I can confirm the man taken into custody outside of Brett Kavanaugh’s house last night is a 26-year-old white male with a California driver’s license,” she later wrote. “Previous address in Seattle.”
I can confirm the man taken into custody outside of Brett Kavanaugh's house last night is a 26 year old white male with a California driver's license. Previous address in Seattle.
— Karol Markowicz
A man armed with a handgun, knife, and pepper spray was arrested early Wednesday morning near the Maryland home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, law-enforcement authorities said.
The man told police he was there to kill Kavanaugh, who lives in Chevy Chase, a suburb just outside of Washington, D.C. according to authorities.
The man is not from Maryland. He arrived near Kavanaugh’s home in a taxi. Authorities said he was stopped near the residence, but not at it.
Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald said the man claimed to be upset Kavanaugh signed on to a draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito in February overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling legalizing abortion in all 50 states. The decision, if it remains the same when officially announced, doesn’t ban the procedure but rather returns the issue to the states.
Greenwald also said: “It’s vital that we know which cable hosts he likes and which magazines he reads so we know who radicalized him and is to blame for this.”
He was angry about the Court's leaked ruling in Roe and the lack of gun control, and reportedly sought to kill Justice Kavanaugh in response.
It's vital that we know which cable hosts he likes and which magazines he reads so we know who radicalized him and is to blame for this:
— Glenn Greenwald