Armed Man Arrested At RFK Jr. Campaign Event

Daily Report September 17,2023

United States Marshal arrested an armed man at a Los Angeles event for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The incident occurred on Friday at an event with Democratic presidential contender Kennedy. Kennedy was scheduled to hold a campaign event with the Hispanic community in Los Angeles.

According to reports, the man arrived at the event and claimed to be employed by the organizers. The suspect was, however, arrested after campaign security officials detained him when they did not recognize him. Police later responded and arrested the man.

Breitbart News reported that the man was found to be carrying two handguns and ammunition. The suspect was also found with a U.S. Marshal badge on a lanyard and beltclip federal ID. Sources say the man will face charges of impersonating a police officer or federal agent and possibly unlawful possession of firearms.

Kenedy confirmed the news of the man’s arrest on his X social media account, where he called on President Joe Biden to provide Secret Service protection for him.

“I’m very grateful that alert and fast-acting protectors from Gavin de Becker and Associates (GDBA) spotted and detained an armed man who attempted to approach me at my Hispanic Heritage speech at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles tonight,” Kennedy wrote. “The man, wearing two shoulder holsters with loaded pistols and spare ammunition magazines, was carrying a U.S. Marshal badge on a lanyard and beltclip federal ID. He identified himself as a member of my security detail. Armed GDBA team members moved quickly to isolate and detain the man until LAPD arrived to make the arrest. I’m also grateful to LAPD for its rapid response. I’m still entertaining a hope that President Biden will allow me Secret Service protection. I am the first presidential candidate in history to whom the White House has denied a request for protection.”

Kennedy, in July, called out the Biden administration for not providing him security. In a separate X post, Kennedy noted that the typical response time for protection requests from presidential candidates is 14 days.

However, the Biden administration responded to his request after 88 days, when Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas wrote to tell him his request had been denied.

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