Knifeman arrested outside White House ‘wanted to assassinate Donald Trump’

A knifeman arrested outside the White House wanted to assassinate US President Donald Trump, according to a report. 

Roger Hedgpeth, 25, is said to have told a Secret Service officer ‘I am here to assassinate President Donald Trump… I have a knife to do it with’.

The suspect, from Florida, has apparently been described as a ‘critically missing/endangered person’ and a ‘mental health consumer’ in a police report.

He was arrested around a block away from the White House on Saturday for threatening to kill the President and carrying a prohibited weapon.

He had a 3.5-inch knife in a sheath attached to his left hip and an empty pistol holster on his right hip.

Read more at the Daily Mirror.