Armed man arrested near Justice Kavanaugh’s house

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court says an armed man who made threats against Justice Brett Kavanaugh was arrested near the justice’s house in Maryland.

A court spokeswoman says the man was arrested about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday.

According to a law enforcement official, the man is from California, is in his 20s, and was armed with a gun and a knife.

The official says the man, whose identity hasn’t been released, arrived in a taxi early in the morning and told law enforcement officers he wanted to kill Kavanaugh.

The justices have been provided round-the-clock security at their homes amid concerns about violence as the court readies to issue an important ruling on abortion.

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