Gunman Arrested Outside Home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh Charged With Attempted Murder, Found Address “On The Internet”
Criminal Complaint: Nicholas John Roske found Kavanaugh’s address “on the internet,” took a taxi to his house because “he was upset about the leak of a recent Supreme Court draft decision regarding the right to abortion as well as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas…. [and] he had purchased the Glock pistol and other items for the purpose of breaking into the Justice’s residence and killing the Justice as well as himself.”
Based on a Criminal Complaint and Supporting Affidavit filed today in federal court in Maryland, the gunman is identified as Nicholas John Roske, and he is charged with attempted murder:
Here are pertinent portions of the Supporting Affidavit of Special Agen Ian Montijo (emphasis added):
1. This affidavit is being submitted in support of a Criminal Complaint charging with NICHOLAS JOHN ROSKE with attempt to murder a United States Supreme Court Justice in violation of 18 U.S.C. § I 15(a)(l)(A).
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4. On June 8 , 2022, at approximately 1:05 a.m., two United States Deputy Marshals saw an individual dressed in black clothing and carrying a backpack and a suitcase, get out of a taxicab that had stopped in front of the Montgomery County, Maryland residence of a current Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The individual looked at the two Deputy U.S . Marshals, who were standing next to their parked vehicle, and then turned to walk down the street.
5. Shortly thereafter, Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center fielded a call from an individual who identified himself as NICHOLAS JOHN ROSKE. ROSKE informed the call taker that he was having suicidal thoughts and had a firearm in his suitcase. ROSKE also told the call taker he came from California to kill a specific United States Supreme Court Justice. The Montgomery County Police Department officers were dispatched to the location near the Supreme Court Justice’s residence where they encountered ROSKE, who was still on the telephone with the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center. ROSKE was taken into custody without incident and law enforcement officers seized both the backpack and the suitcase that were still in his possession.
6. An inventory search of the seized suitcase and backpack revealed a black tactical chest rig and tactical knife, a Glock 17 pistol with two magazines and ammunition, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, screwdriver, nail punch, crow bar, pistol light, duct tape, hiking boots with padding on the outside of the soles, and other items.
7. After being transported to the Montgomery County Police Department Second District Precinct, a detective advised ROSKE of his constitutional rights. ROSKE indicated that he understood his rights, agreed to speak with the agents, and signed a written waiver to that effect. ROSKE then told the detective that he was upset about the leak of a recent Supreme Court draft decision regarding the right to abortion as well as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. ROSKE indicated that he believed the Justice that he intended to kill would side with Second Amendment decisions that would loosen gun control laws. ROSKE stated that he began thinking about how to give his life a purpose and decided that he would kill the Supreme Court Justice after finding the Justice’s Montgomery County address on the Internet. ROSKE further indicated that he had purchased the Glock pistol and other items for the purpose of breaking into the Justice’s residence and killing the Justice as well as himself.
8. I conducted a second interview of ROSKE at approximately 9:54 a.m. on June 8, 2022, after I advised ROSKE of his constitutional rights and he waived those rights in writing. Among other things, ROSKE admitted again that he had traveled to the Montgomery County residence with the intent to break into the Justice’s house and to kill the Justice and then himself.
9. Based on the above information, I believe probable cause exists to support the issuance of a Criminal Complaint charging NICHOLAS JOHN ROSKE with attempt to murder a United States Supreme Court Justice in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 115(a)(l)(A).
MORE TO FOLLOW
The group that put the home addresses of Kavanaugh and other conservative Justices “on the internet” plans to protest at Kavanaugh’s house again tonight:
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