“It’s in a suitcase,” he told the operator when asked about the gun. “It’s a black suitcase. 하나, 이것의 — I’m standing near it but the suitcase is zip-tied shut. … I just came from the airport.”
Asked if he had other weapons, Roske said, “There’s pepper spray. There is a knife. 있습니다, 있다, 하나, tools. No other firearms. No explosives, nothing like that.”
“And you said you came from California. Do you know someone down here?” the operator asked.
“Brett Kavanaugh … the Supreme Court justice,” 그는 말했다.
“확인, and what were you coming to do?” the operator asked. “Just to hurt yourself and him? Or what was going to happen?”
“옳은,” Roske replied.
He told the operator he had figured out the address from using, 일부, an article with a picture of the house and the street number as well as images from protests and the media.
The taxi, 그는 말했다, “dropped me off at his address. I’m just around the corner from it.”
Roske said he was going to kill himself because “I didn’t think I could get away with it,” adding that he has been “hospitalized a lot of times.”
According to an FBI affidavit filed Wednesday
, Roske told law enforcement he had traveled from California to kill
“a specific United States Supreme Court Justice.
” The affidavit said Roske was upset about the leak of the Supreme Court opinion related to abortion rights
, an upcoming gun control case and the school shooting last month in Uvalde
“Roske indicated that he believed the Justice that he intended to kill would side with Second Amendment decisions that would loosen gun control laws,” the FBI agent wrote. “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 breaking into his home. Roske planned to kill himself as well, the affidavit added.
Roske appeared in a Greenbelt, 메릴랜드, federal court Wednesday and agreed to remain in jail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 22.
He was asked by District Judge Tim Sullivan if he understood the nature of the charges that were brought against him. Roske said he wasn’t “thinking clearly” but understood what was going on. Asked if he was under the influence, he told the judge that he was on medication he had taken that day. He did not specify what medication.
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