Man Threatening to Assassinate President Trump Arrested Outside White House
A man was arrested outside the White House grounds after he told a Secret Service officer he was there to assassinate President Trump on Saturday.
25-year-old Roger Hedgpeth approached a Secret Service officer and announced, “I am here to assassinate President Donald Trump.” Hedgpeth told the officer he planned to kill the president with his knife. He was carrying a 3 1/2-inch knife and had an empty pistol holder on his hip, authorities reported.
Hedgpeth was arrested and taken in for a mental evaluation. Police officers also impounded his vehicle.