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Video shows armed man impersonating US Marshal at RFK Jr event

An armed man impersonating a federal agent was arrested at an event in California where Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was speaking.

RFK Jr. spoke Friday at a Hispanic Heritage Month event at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles.

An armed man reportedly attempted to gain access to the venue and identified himself as a member of Mr Kennedy’s security team.

“The man was wearing two shoulder holsters with a loaded pistol and extra ammunition magazines, and had a U.S. Marshal’s badge on his federal ID on the lanyard and belt clip,” RFK Jr. said. I have written on X social media platforms.

RFK Jr. explained that during the event, “Prompt Guardians from Gavin De Becker & Associates (GDBA) located and detained an armed man who attempted to approach him.” Security teams detained the suspect until Los Angeles Police Department officers arrived to arrest the armed man.

Police say the suspect never brandished a gun or threatened anyone. KABC TV.

ABC News “He was taken to Wilshire Station, where it was decided that LAPD would remain the lead agency. According to the department’s supervisory commander, the suspect would ‘likely be arrested on gun charges.’ Reported.

The FBI has been notified.

The video shows a bearded man wearing boots and sunglasses being arrested by LAPD officers.

The horrific incident took place on June 5, 1968, where the 69-year-old presidential candidate’s father, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan just hours after winning the Democratic California presidential primary. It occurred within 3 miles of. The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy took place at the former Ambassador Hotel. After the hotel was demolished in 2005, it was later developed as the Robert F. Kennedy Community School.

Following the surprising arrest, Kennedy Jr. called on President Joe Biden to grant him Secret Service protection.

“I remain hopeful that President Biden will authorize Secret Service protection,” RFK Jr. wrote. “I am the first presidential candidate in history whose request for protection was denied by the White House.”

According to the official Secret Service Website:

Major presidential and vice presidential candidates and their spouses within 120 days of the presidential general election. As defined in the statute, the term “principal presidential candidate and vice presidential candidate” means the individuals identified as such by the Secretary of Homeland Security after consultation with the advisory committee. .

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