US man charged with attempted murder of Justice Brett Kavanaugh

The man who was detained near Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home in Maryland early Wednesday has been charged with trying or threatening to kidnap or murder a US judge, according to the Justice Department.

According to the criminal complaint, the individual, Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, had contacted 911

He was having suicidal thoughts and had a handgun in his suitcase, which led to his arrest.

According to an FBI affidavit unsealed Wednesday, he informed authorities he flew from California to kill "a specific United States Supreme Court Justice."

According to the affidavit, Roske was enraged by the disclosure of a Supreme Court opinion on abortion rights, an imminent gun control case, and a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas last month.

The FBI agent noted, "Roske indicated that he believed the Justice he intended to assassinate would support Second Amendment judgments that would lessen gun control restrictions."

"After breaking into the Supreme Court Justice's residence, Roske indicated that he began thinking about how to give his life a meaning and concluded that he would kill the Supreme Court Justice."

Roske also intended to murder himself, according to the affidavit.

According to the FBI, Roske was carrying a tactical knife, a Glock 17 pistol, two magazines, ammunition, pepper spray, and zip ties in his suitcase and bag on Wednesday morning.

According to the affidavit, Roske also had a hammer, screwdriver, nail punch, crowbar, handgun light, and duct tape on hand.

Roske appeared in federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Wednesday and agreed to remain in custody. On June 22, a preliminary hearing will be held.