Armed California man arrested near Justice Kavanaugh’s home, allegedly told police he wanted to kill Kavanaugh

By Dave Andrusko

The Washington Post is reporting that a California man in his mid-20s has been taken into custody, having allegedly told police he wanted to kill Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to people familiar with the investigation. The man, carrying at least one weapon, “apparently did not make it onto Kavanaugh’s property in Montgomery County but was stopped on a nearby street, these people said.”

According to Post reporters Devlin Barrett, Dan Morse, and Ellie Silverman, “Two people familiar with the investigation said the initial evidence indicates that the man was angry about the leaked draft of an opinion by the Supreme Court signaling that the court is preparing to overturn Roe. v. Wade, the 49-year-old decision that guaranteed the constitutional right to have an abortion. He was also angry over a recent spate of mass shootings, these people said” 

The trio of reporters added, “Police were apparently notified that the person might pose a threat to the justice, but it was not immediately clear who provided the initial tip, these people said.”

Supreme Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe issued a statement that said “the man was arrested at about 1:50 a.m. today.”

“The man was armed and made threats against Justice Kavanaugh,” McCabe said. “He was transported to Montgomery County Police 2nd District.”