Man Caught with Knife in White House Trying to Kill Donald Trump
The US secret service has arrested a 25-year-old man identified as Roger Hedgpeth for allegedly attempting to assassinate Donald Trump.
The 25-year-old man who hails from Florida reportedly walked up to a secret service agent and told him that he was going to the White House to ‘assassinate Donald Trump’.
According to Metropolitan Police Department, Hedgpeth who hid a 3.5 inch knife in his lap pocket was arrested Saturday afternoon on a charge of making threats to do bodily harm.
Hedgpeth was taken into custody, his vehicle impounded and he was brought to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.
According to report, Hedgpeth was seen patrolling around the White House with his car before his arrest and he is listed in public health records as a ‘missing person with mental health issues’
‘I have a knife to do it with,’ Hedgpeth allegedly said.
This isn’t the first time, someone has been arrested for making threats towards the US president.
In September 2018, an individual was taken into custody after they climbed over the White House security barrier while in November 2019.
Another person was taken into custody after they allegedly attempted to drive an unauthorized vehicle through a White House security checkpoint.