Here’s what we know…
A California resident, Nicholas John Roske, is set to be in court on Wednesday afternoon. The charges against him are attempted murder as he told officials that he wanted to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Greenbelt, Md., he was arrested after being found near Kavanaugh’s residence.
The arrest affidavit reported that Roske was dressed in black clothing while holding a briefcase. Reportedly he had arrived in front of Kavanaugh’s residence by Taxicab earlier that morning. After seeing two Deputy U.S. Marshals he started walking away from the home, and he was later detained after making a call to the Montgomery County Emergency Center. In the call, he said he was carrying a firearm, was having suicidal thoughts, and wanted to kill Kavanaugh.
In Roske’s case, the police found many items including a Glock 17 pistol with two magazines, ammunition, zip ties, a crowbar, and other weapons and tools.
Roske said “that he was upset about the leak of a recent Supreme Court draft decision regarding the right to abortion as well as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Roske indicated he believed the Justice that he intended to kill would side with Second Amendment decisions that would loosen gun control laws,” according to the written affidavit.
If convicted Roske can face up to 20 years in prison.