SUPREME SCARE: Armed Man Arrested Near Justice Kavanaugh’s House

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FILE - Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh stands during a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, on April 23, 2021. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

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The Supreme Court said Wednesday that an armed man who made threats against Justice Brett Kavanaugh was arrested near the justice’s house in Maryland.

The man was arrested about 1:50 a.m., court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe said in an email.

The California man, in his 20s, was armed with a gun and a knife, according to a law enforcement official. The man, whose identity has not been released, arrived in a taxi early in the morning and told law enforcement officers he wanted to kill Kavanaugh, the official said.

The official was not authorized to publicly discuss details of the ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The Washington Post initially reported the arrest, quoting sources who said the man also was carrying burglary tools. He told police he was upset by a leaked draft opinion suggesting the court is about to overrule Roe v. Wade, the court’s landmark abortion case, the Post reported. He was also said to be upset over recent mass shootings, according to the newspaper.

The justices have been provided round-the-clock security at their homes amid concerns about violence following the court’s ultimate decision.

There have been protests at Kavanaugh’s house in a Maryland suburb just outside the District of Columbia, and at the homes of other justices, as well as demonstrations at the court, where a security fence rings the building and nearby streets have been closed.

(AP)

8 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you Maxine Waters and Elizabeth Warren.
    No no no. The DNC controlled media want to bury this story. You must stick to the narrative. Jan 6th Jan 6th Jan 6th. More people were killed in Washington on Jan 6th than the average weekend in Chicago. Oh, wait………

  2. “..The DNC controlled media want to bury this story..”

    Huhhh?? The Washington Post was the FIRST newspaper to report this story and it was the front page of the NYT online. It was also on ALL of the 3 network nightly news reports.

  3. RT, you wouldn’t know common sense if it bit you on the nose. We already have every “common sense” gun law possible, plus a whole lot more that make no sense at all. What you are really demanding is not common sense but TYRANNY, and I warn you that faithful Americans will fight to defend our liberties. If you and your Democrat friends ever try to abolish them we will not sit still and take it. We will fight and we will treat you exactly as we treated the British and the Nazis.

  4. Katan, yes, they are burying it. The NYT put it way below the fold — 16th story down when I looked. So did ABC. MSNBC didn’t have it on the front page at all. PBS News Hour gave it a whole 50 seconds. As Stephen Miller put it, “If it was a red hat with a gun and knife arrested outside Sotomayor’s residence, it would be only thing on several news stations and Pelosi would be having the Nat. Guard putting the fencing back up around the Capitol.”