Roger Hedgpeth was arrested Saturday afternoon because he wanted to knife the president, the Associated Press reported Sunday citing a report obtained from the Metropolitan Police Department.
“I am here to assassinate President Donald Trump,” the 25-year-old told the Secret Service agents. “I have a knife to do it with.”
Hedgpeth, from Brandon, Florida, was reportedly carrying a 3 1/2-inch knife in a sheath on his left hip along with an empty pistol holster on his right hip.
It was not immediately clear where Hedgpeth lives or whether he had a lawyer but according to the AP, a telephone number listed in his name in public records rang unanswered.
In 2014, a knife-carrying Army veteran scaled a White House fence and dashed into the executive mansion before being caught.
Omar Gonzalez, 43, later pleaded guilty to two federal charges.