Armed CA man arrested near Justice Kavanaugh’s Maryland home

Police took into custody a California man described to be in his mid-20s after telling officers he wanted to kill the Supreme Court justice; he had at least one weapon and burglary tools in his possession. According to people familiar with the investigation, police were apparently notified that the person might pose a threat to the justice, but it was not immediately clear who provided the initial tip.

Two people familiar with the investigation said the initial evidence indicates the man was angry about the leaked draft of an opinion by the Supreme Court signaling the court is preparing to overturn Roe. v. Wade, the 49-year-old decision that guaranteed the constitutional right to have an abortion. He was also angry over a recent spate of mass shootings, those people said.

The story is developing and will be updated.

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