Man arrested for threatening to “Assassinate” Trump
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A Florida man is accused of threatening to assassinate President Donald Trump.
On Saturday police arrested 25-year-old Roger Hedgpeth outside of the White House.
Hedgpeth reportedly approached a US Secret Service police officer on patrol and said, “I am here to assassinate President Donald Trump.”
He then told the officer he planned to do it with a knife, which the Secret Service officer confiscated after a pat down search.
The Secret Service says the suspect was a critically missing-endangered person, as well as a mental health patient.
Hedgpeth was moved to a hospital for a mental health evaluation where he will be held until further notice.