Simi Valley man charged with attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice

A Simi Valley man was charged Wednesday with attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after arriving armed outside the justice’s Maryland home hours earlier.

Nicholas John Roske, 26, appeared in US District Court in Maryland Wednesday before US Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Sullivan.

Roske was found in front of Kavanaugh’s home with a gun and other weapons after he called emergency personnel threatening to kill the Supreme Court justice and himself.

According to a federal affidavit, at 1:18 am Wednesday, two US deputy marshals watched Roske exit a taxi in front of the justice’s home. Clad in black clothing, the Simi Valley man carried a backpack and suitcase. The justice cited in the affidavit is Kavanaugh.

Roske called the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center soon after, identified himself and said he was “having suicidal thoughts and had a firearm in his suitcase,” according to the affidavit.

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