Suspect was carrying a gun and a knife when he was arrested in Montgomery County, Maryland
An armed man was arrested near the Maryland home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Wednesday morning, law enforcement sources confirmed to Fox News.
The suspect was carrying a gun and a knife when arrested and had made violent threats against Kavanaugh, sources said.
The man’s name is being withheld at this time, but sources say he is in his 20s and from California and was picked up on a nearby street. He did not get to the Kavanaugh home.
U.S. Marshals and the Montgomery County Police Department are handling the investigation.
"At approximately 1:50 a.m. today, a man was arrested near Justice Kavanaugh’s residence," Patricia McCabe, spokeswoman for the Supreme Court, said in a statement to Fox News. "The man was armed and made threats against Justice Kavanaugh. He was transported to Montgomery County Police 2nd District."
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