Man With Gun Arrested Near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Home; Told Police He Was There To Kill Kavanaugh

A California man was arrested overnight near the Maryland home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The man reportedly told police he was there to kill Kavanaugh. After the story broke, the Supreme Court issued a statement confirming the incident.

Kavanaugh has been targeted by protesters at his home since the leak of a draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.

New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz posted to Twitter, “Breaking: A man was arrested outside of Brett Kavanaugh’s residence around 1:45am last night. The man had a gun and said he was there to kill Kavanaugh. He was taken into custody without incident…I can confirm the man taken into custody outside of Brett Kavanaugh’s house last night is a 26 year old white male with a California driver’s license. Previous address in Seattle…I got it direct from a source but should be out soon.”

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The Washington Post also reported on the arrest:

UPDATE: NBC News reports man had, gun and knife and pepper spray, “Multiple law enforcement officials say that a man was arrested overnight near the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, per @PeteWilliamsNBC. The man reportedly had a gun, a knife and pepper spray and told authorities he was there to kill Kavanaugh.”

Statement by the Supreme Court:

“At approximately 1:50 a.m. today, a man was arrested near Justice Kavanaugh’s residence. The man was armed and made threats against Justice Kavanaugh. He was transported to Montgomery County Police 2nd District.”

Two years ago Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) threatened Kavanaugh by name.