Police arrested a man outside the White House yesterday after he threatened to assassinate President Donald Trump.
A Brandon, Florida man, 25, approached a US Secret Service police officer on patrol and said, "I am here to assassinate President Donald Trump", according to a DC Metropolitan Police Department arrest report obtained by CNN.
The man told the officer he planned to do it with a knife, which the Secret Service officer confiscated after a pat down search, the report said.
The man was placed under arrest at which time the arresting officer was advised by the Secret Service that the suspect was a critically missing/endangered person as well as a mental health patient.
The man was then moved to a hospital for a mental health evaluation where he will be held until further notice, according to the report.
CNN has reached out to the US Secret Service for more information.
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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/usa-news-white-house-assassination-arrest/bf759e5d-5913-4f7b-8445-82dc302f64b7