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The White House. Foto: Joshua Roberts/Reuters/Scanpix

En mann ble arrestert i nærheten av Det hvite hus søndag etter at han kom med trusler mot presidenten og sa han kom for å drepe ham. Han hadde en kniv med seg.

 

A man was arrested outside the White House after he told a U.S. Secret Service agent that he had a knife and was there to assassinate President Donald Trump.

Roger Hedgpeth, 25, was arrested Saturday afternoon for making threats, the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed Sunday to The Associated Press.

“I am here to assassinate President Donald Trump,” he told a Secret Service officer, the police report said, according to the Washington Post. “I have a knife to do it with.”

Officials said they discovered a 3.5-inch knife in a sheath on his hip. They also discovered a pistol holster with no gun, AP reported.

Mannen har en historie med mental sykdom. Han er fra Florida.

Flere har forsøkt å ta seg innenfor gjerdet som omgir Det hvite hus. I 2017 klarte en mann å være på innsiden i 17 minutter før han ble tatt.

Det bygges nå et nytt gjerde som er dobbelt så høyt, slik at det blir noe nær umulig å klatre over.

Last year, officials began the construction of a higher, 13-foot fence that almost doubled its previous height, according to an AP report at the time. The Secret Service said it cost about $64 million to complete.