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Man Found Outside Kavanaugh’s Home Charged With Attempted Murder

  • California man appearing in federal court in Maryland today
  • Police found knife, pistol, ammunition, zip ties in backpack
Police officers stand guard outside the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh in anticipation of an abortion-rights demonstration on May 18.

Police officers stand guard outside the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh in anticipation of an abortion-rights demonstration on May 18.

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A man who was armed with a pistol outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home Wednesday and said he wanted to kill him faces federal attempted murder charges, according to a complaint filed in US District Court in Maryland.

Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, told detectives he believed the justice he intended to kill would vote to loosen gun controls in a pending Supreme Court decision. Roske was scheduled to appear before US Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Sullivan Wednesday.