WASHINGTON (CNN) – 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 U.S. Secret Service police officer on patrol and said, “I am here to assassinate President Donald Trump.”
Hedgpeth then told the officer he planned to do it with a knife, which the Secret Service officer confiscated after a pat down search. The knife was a 3 and a half inch knife in a sheath on his left hip.
Hedgpeth was arrested on a charge of making threats to do bodily harm.
The Secret Service says Hedgpeth 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.