The 26-year-old man accused of threatening to kill Supreme Court docket Justice Brett Kavanaugh exterior his Maryland dwelling has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Nicholas Roske has been charged with one depend of trying to homicide a justice of the USA, the Division of Justice introduced Wednesday evening.
The indictment additionally seeks the forfeiture of a firearm, two magazines every loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition, 17 rounds of ammunition in a plastic bag and different gadgets that police imagine Roske deliberate to make use of in his assassination try.
Simply earlier than 1 a.m. on June 8, Roske, dressed all in black and wielding a suitcase and a backpack, bought out of a cab close to Kavanaugh’s Chevy Chase dwelling and crossed paths with two deputy U.S. marshals stationed exterior, in response to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Every day Information.
Somewhat than face the marshals, Roske allegedly walked away and known as 911, telling the operator that he was having suicidal ideas, had a gun in his bag and had come to kill a justice, with out figuring out Kavanaugh by identify, prosecutors stated.
Montgomery County police discovered a black tactical chest rig, a Glock 17 pistol with two magazines, ammunition, a knife, pepper spray, zip ties and duct tape inside his backpack once they arrested him.
Roske allegedly advised detectives that he was “upset” in regards to the Supreme Court docket’s anticipated resolution to overturn Roe v. Wade and believed that Kavanaugh would vote to loosen gun-control legal guidelines regardless of the latest mass shootings.
If convicted on the federal cost, Roske faces as much as life in jail.