Man arrested outside White House for threatening to assassinate Trump

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Feb. 9 (UPI) — Police arrested a man carrying a sheathed knife outside of the White House for threatening to kill President Donald Trump.

Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department report said that Roger Hedgpeth, a 25-year-old from Bradenton, Fla., approached a Secret Service police officer on patrol on Saturday and said he planned to kill the president.

“I am here to assassinate President Donald Trump,” Hedgpeth told the officer, according to the report. “I have a knife to do it with.”

The Secret Service then conducted a pat down search and confiscated a sheathed knife with a 3.5-inch blade that Heedgpeth was wearing on his left hip. Police said he also wore an empty pistol holder on his right hip.

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Hedgpeth was placed under arrest and the arresting officer was advised by Secret Service that he was a critically missing/endangered person and a mental health patient.

He was then moved to a hospital for a mental health evaluation where he will remain until further notice.

Trump stayed in the White House this weekend.

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