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Armed man arrested outside Brett Kavanaugh’s home after threatening Supreme Court justice

A man with a weapon was arrested early Tuesday morning by police near the Maryland home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, authorities said.

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A man with a weapon was arrested early Tuesday morning by police near the Maryland home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, authorities said.

Highlights

  • Nicholas John Roske, 26, arrived in a taxi near Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, a suburb just outside of Washington, D.C.
  • He told police he was there to kill Kavanaugh, according to authorities.
  • Roske was apprehended a block away from the residence by members of the U.S.
  • Marshals Service and the Montgomery County Police Department after he made a 911 call in which he said he had homicidal thoughts, and he traveled to attack Kavanaugh, officials said.
  • Attorney General Merrick Garland: “This kind of behavior is obviously behavior that we will not tolerate” Federal criminal charges are expected to be lodged against the man later Wednesday.