A resident of Florida, USA, planned to kill US President Donald Trump with a knife, he himself told White House security officials, The Washington Post reports.
25-year-old Roger Hedgpeth was detained near the White House on Saturday, February 8. He was arrested after he told agents of the US Secret Service that he had come to kill the president. “I have a knife to do this,” he said. The officer found a 3.5-inch sheathed knife on Hedgpeth’s left hip.
According to police, Hedgpeth was taken into custody and his car was confiscated. A resident of Florida was sent for a psychiatric examination. The motive for the act is not reported.