Man with Knife and Plan to ‘Assassinate’ Trump Detained Outside the White House

by Madhvi Bansal

A 25-years old nan was arrested outside the White House after he threatened to assassinate US President Donald Trump. He was arrested on Saturday afternoon on the charge of making threats to bodily harm. Roger Hedgepeth, 25, told a Secret service office that he intended to kill President Trump. He added that “I have a knife to do it with.”

A sheath knife found with the assassin

The Police found a 3.5-inch knife in a sheath on Roger’s left hip. Along with this, the police also found an empty pistol holster on his right hip. The police immediately took him and his knife under his custody. The relief is that no one is hurt including Roger. Officers also impounded his vehicle.

Hedgepeth is taken for mental health evaluation

After this incident, the Metropolitan police department said that Hedgepeth was taken into custody and brought to the hospital. His mental health will be assessed and evaluated then accordingly his treatment will proceed in the hospital. The police had also called on the telephone number listed in Hedgpeth in public records. However, the phone went unanswered so it was unclear whether he had a lawyer who could comment on his behalf or where does he live.

Revamped security in the White House

It is not so strange for the secret service officers to confront the intruders on or near the White House ground. There have been multiple times when individuals have tried to forcefully enter the White House. In the recent past, some individuals have attempted to reach the executive mansion of the White House by claiming that they had an appointment with Trump. Some people have claimed to communicate via telepathy for which they enter the White House while there are many who attempted to set themselves on fire.

Higher Fence was installed around the White House

Several individuals had succeeded in jumping over the iron fence surrounding the ground. Out of those intruders, one man had been able to make it all to the way into the President’s residence in 2014. However, that incident triggered the threat issue in White House and led to the installation of higher fencing and additional barriers particularly in the areas of tourists.