A man allegedly told a Service Service official at the White House that he was there to “assassinate” President Donald Trump. Roger Hedgpeth, 25, faces a charge of making threats to do bodily harm, police said according to The Associated Press.
Officers claim he walked up to a Secret Service official outside the White House, and said he was there to kill POTUS. He allegedly admitted having an knife for the act.
Investigators said he had a 3-and-a-half inch knife and an empty gun on him. He was arrested and taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer in the matter.
The incident happened right at the 15th St. NW