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Man carrying knife arrested outside White House after threat

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Feb 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 01:40:09-05

Police say a man carrying a knife was arrested outside the White House after he told a U.S. Secret Service officer that he was there to kill the president.

Twenty-five-year-old Roger Hedgpeth was arrested Saturday on a charge of making threats to do bodily harm.

A police report says Hedgpeth approached a Secret Service officer who was patrolling outside the White House and said he was there to “assassinate” President Donald Trump.

The report quotes Hedgpeth as saying: “I have a knife to do it with." Police say Hedgpeth was taken for a mental health evaluation