UPDATE: A criminal complaint has been filed charging Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, for federal charges of attempted murder of a Supreme Court Justice.
Original story below…
GREENBELT, MD—A Supreme Court spokesperson on Wednesday morning reported that an armed man had been arrested outside the Maryland home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The man was arrested at just after 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
The California man, who is in his 20s, was reportedly armed with a gun and a knife and had allegedly made threats against Kavanaugh.
In May, the Department of Homeland Security had warned that there could be threats against Supreme Court justices over the leaked draft of the Roe v. Wade decision.
A bulletin obtained by ABC News in May said the draft leak “prompted a significant increase in violent threats — many made online via social media and some of which are under investigation –directed toward some U.S. Supreme Court Justices and the Supreme Court building.”
There have been protests at Kavanaugh’s house in a Maryland suburb just outside of Washington, D.C. and at the homes of other justices, as well as demonstrations at the court.
Governor Larry Hogan has issued the following statement:
My statement regarding the incident near the residence of Justice Brett Kavanaugh: pic.twitter.com/AmLeH4NXFt
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) June 8, 2022
Photo: Official Brett Kavanaugh photo by photographer Fred Schilling