A man’s sister may have stopped him from carrying out a plan against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to a report.
The Washington Post reported officials said Nicholas Roske contacted his sister while walking through the streets of Kavanaugh’s neighborhood.
“The suspect arrived by taxi and observed the U.S. marshals, and he turned around to contemplate his next move,” Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said, as the Post reported.
He added, “This is when he texted his sister and told her of his intentions, and she convinced him to call 911, which he did.”
According to the Post, the details of the conversation between Roske and his sister as well as how long they communicated are unknown.
Roske ultimately called 911 and surrendered to authorities.
Drew J. Wade, chief of the Office of Public Affairs for the U.S. Marshals Service explained, “We believe the presence of the deputies assigned outside of Justice Kavanaugh’s home served as the deterrent in this incident.”
He continued, “While the deputies did not witness anything that would have resulted in an enforcement action, their vigilance and posture averted a potential violent act against the Justice.”
Roske suggested to investigators he bought a Glock pistol and other things “for the purpose of breaking into the justice’s residence and killing the justice as well as himself.”
The New York Times reported last week Roske told the police that he was upset about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and the leaked draft opinion showing the justices would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Protesters have been circulating Kavanaugh’s neighborhood following the leaked draft opinion.
A neighbor of Kavanaugh spoke out about the protesters during an interview with Fox News, as IJR reported.
They explained the protesters show up while people are putting their children to bed.
“It’s a horrific experience,” the source said.
Still, they say Kavanaugh is not to blame.
“Him and his family are suffering more than any of the rest of us,” the source said.
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