Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 8, 2022 / 14:34 pm
A criminal complaint filed Wednesday charged 26-year-old Nicholas John Roske of Simi Valley, California, with attempted murder of a Supreme Court justice in violation of federal law.
Signed by FBI special agent Ian Montijo, the complaint lists Roske’s offense under “Attempts to kidnap or murder, or threatens to assault, kidnap or murder a United States Judge, to wit: a current Justice of the United States Supreme Court.”
The news comes after a Supreme Court spokeswoman confirmed that an armed man was arrested after threatening Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.
According to an affidavit accompanying the complaint, two U.S. deputy marshals “saw an individual dressed in black clothing and carrying a black backpack and a suitcase, get out of a taxicab that had stopped in front of the Montgomery County, Maryland residence of a current Justice” early Wednesday, at 1:05 a.m.