Man Arrested Outside White House

MAN ARRESTED OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE AFTER THREATENING TO ASSASSINATE THE PRESIDENT

(CNN) – A Florida man is accused of threatening to assassinate president Donald Trump.

Police arrested 25-year-old Roger Hedgpeth on Saturday outside the White House.

Hedgpeth reportedly approached a U.S. Secret Service police officer on patrol and said, “I am here to assassinate president Donald Trump.”

He then told the officer he planned to do it with a knife, which the secret service officer confiscated after a pat down search.

The Secret Service says the suspect was a critically missing-endangered person; as well as a mental health patient.

Hedgpeth was moved to a hospital for a mental health evaluation where he will be held until further notice.

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