Feds indict Simi Valley man found with gun near Justice Kavanaugh’s home

A federal grand jury indicted a Californian man for being It can be used with a knife and a gun. near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after telling police he was planning to kill the justice, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Nicholas John Roske 26, from Simi Valley (Calif.), was indicted for attempted murder of a Justice.

Prosecutors say Roske traveled from California to the justice’s home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with the intent of killing Kavanaugh. According to court papers, Roske arrived at the home shortly after 1 a.m. in a taxi carrying a suitcase containing a gun, ammunition, a tactical pouch rig with pepper spray, a knife and flashlight.

Roske claimed that he bought the gun to murder Kavanaugh and that he also intended to kill himself. Federal officials claim this. He was arrested by police in Montgomery County, Maryland, after he called 911 and told a police dispatcher he was near Kavanaugh’s home and wanted to take his own life.

Roske claimed to police that he was angry at Unpublished draft of the opinion suggesting the Supreme Court is about to overrule Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion case. He also stated that he was angry at the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe v. Wade. school massacre in Uvalde, TexasAccording to prosecutors, Kavanaugh believed that he would vote to relax gun control laws.

Roske was noticed by two U.S. marshals as he got out from the taxi. Two U.S. Marshals were present to provide security round-the clock to the justices after the leak of the draft opinion. But Roske was only apprehended after he called 911 and said he was having suicidal thoughts and planned to kill Kavanaugh, having found the justice’s address online. Roske was still using the phone at the time that Montgomery County police arrived on-scene.

Andrew Szekely is a federal public defense attorney who represents Roske. He did not immediately reply to an email asking for comment about the indictment. He previously declined to comment on the case after Roske’s first court appearance, the day of his arrest.

The indictment is issued one day after the House gives final approval to legislation that would allow around-the-clock security protection for families of Supreme Court justices.

Although the Senate approved the bill unanimously last month it was not passed by the House. Democrats tried to expand the measure to include protections for family members of court employees. Republicans ramped up pressure to pass the bill after Roske’s arrest at Kavanaugh’s house.

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