The California man who stalked and allegedly attempted to kill U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday morning near the Justice’s Maryland home is now identified as 26 years old Nicholas Roske.
Roske, shortly after arriving at Justice Kavanaugh’s residence allegedly made a 911 call and told the dispatcher that he needs “psychiatric help,” according to newly released call recordings.
Roske had second thoughts just before attempting to commit this murder. “Are you thinking of hurting anyone, including yourself?,” the 911 operator reportedly asked Roske.
“Yes,” Roske responded, and disclosed that he was in possession of lethal weapons. When asked if he requires medical attention, Roske agreed and responded, “I need psychiatric help.”
Federal prosecutors investigating this case have revealed that in his 911 call, Roske had stated that he had “traveled from California to Maryland to kill a specific Supreme Court Justice.”
After second thoughts, he told the 911 dispatcher that he had pushed away his suitcase with a Glock17 handgun, ammunition, a knife, and tactical gear, along with tip ties, hammer, and screwdriver away from his reach and was sitting on a curb awaiting law-enforcement to take him into custody.
“I want to be fully compliant, so whatever they want me to do, I’ll do so,” Roske said.
In this long confessional call, Roske said that he found Justice’s residential address by crosschecking a mainstream media article that featured a photo of the property, along with other online resources.
Roske had been hospitalized previously, according to his confession to the 911 dispatcher. However, he confirmed that he intended to hurt himself and the Justice and/or his family.
The operator kept listening to Roske and asked him engaging questions until law enforcement showed up at his location. He is now charged with attempting or threatening to kidnap or murder a federal judge.
He later confirmed to cops in a confession that he was outraged by the leaked SCOTUS decision that would overturn the Roe V. Wade ruling and also held a belief that Republican-nominated justices would pass looser gun regulation after the Uvalde, Texas mass shooting incident.
If convicted, Roske would face up to 20 years in federal prison.
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