A Florida man was arrested on Saturday for carrying an illegal knife and threatening to assassinate President Trump. He made the threats to a Secret Service agent who was patrolling the area around the White House.
Roger Hedgpeth, 25, was busted Saturday afternoon after making the alarming threats to a Secret Service agent patrolling about a block away from the executive mansion, DC’s Metropolitan Police Department said.
“I am here to assassinate President Donald Trump,” Hedgpeth warned, according to the police report — also threatening, “I have a knife to do it with.”
Hedgpeth was found with a 3 1/2-inch knife in a sheath on his left hip, and an empty pistol holster on his right one, authorities said.
Hedgpeth, from Brandon, Florida, was arrested on a charge of making threats to do bodily harm and possession of a prohibited weapon, The Washington Post said. He was described in the police report as a “critically missing/endangered person as well as a mental health consumer,” the paper said, and taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.
A telephone number listed for Hedgpeth in public records rang unanswered on Sunday. It wasn’t immediately clear where he lives or whether he had a lawyer.
Security has been ramped up following a series of security breaches there — most alarmingly when knife-carrying Army veteran Omar Gonzalez jumped the fence and made it into the mansion’s East Room in 2014.
Many people speculate if the recent rhetoric from democrats’ impeachment losers have fomented the violence of deranged liberals. The complete and utter disrespect shown to the President, combined with wild and exaggerated claims about their own ‘evidence’ have many people wondering if their goal is to embolden some of their most mentally ill and dangerous followers.