Police in Los Angeles arrested an armed man who appeared at a speech by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. seeking the Democratic Party nomination in the US presidential elections. The incident took place near the place where his father, then a candidate for the White House, was shot during a rally in 1968.
An armed man pretended to be a law enforcement representative on Friday. He had a U.S. Marshals Service badge and a federal ID card. The US Marshals Service deals with, among others: ensuring security in courts, prisoner transport and refugee investigations.
“I am very grateful that security guards from Gavin de Becker and Associates (GDBA) responded vigilantly and quickly. They spotted and detained an armed man who approached me during a speech at Latino Heritage Days at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles,” Kennedy wrote on the platform X, the former Twitter.
The man was taken from the security guards by the police, who detained him.
According to CNN, the man detained on Friday afternoon was accused of entering an event related to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s election campaign with a loaded gun and impersonating federal authorities.
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