Savannah Hulsey Pointer, FISM News
Nicholas Roske, the man accused of making an attempt on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s life, told a 911 dispatcher that he needed “psychiatric help” and said that he had flown from California to attack Kavanaugh.
Tapes released of the 911 call indicate that the suspect in the alleged murder plot, who was from Simi Valley, California, gave his plan up to the operator near the justice’s home, according to Fox News.
Roske was reportedly carrying a gun, ammunition, a knife, pepper spray, a screwdriver, zip ties, and other gear when he was arrested by Montgomery County Police Department officers Wednesday morning near Kavanaugh’s Maryland home, and the Department of Justice has since charged Roske with attempting or threatening to kidnap or murder a U.S. judge.
The roughly 15-minute 911 call between Roske and the operator featured Roske saying he had “thoughts” and he had come over from California “to act on them.”
“Are you thinking of hurting anyone, including yourself,” the operator asked.
“Yes,” Roske responds, prompting the operator to then ask him if he had access to weapons, to which Roske responded that he does, but that they were unloaded and locked in a suitcase.
Roske informs the operator that he has not consumed any drugs or alcohol, and the operator then asks whether he requires medical assistance, but Roske went on to say he needed “psychiatric help.”
Federal prosecutors indicated that during the call Roske stated he was “suicidal” and had “traveled from California to Maryland to kill a specific Supreme Court Justice.”
He went on to detail that his suitcase contained a Glock 17 pistol, ammunition, a knife, tactical gear, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, a screwdriver, and duct tape and that he had moved the suitcase away from himself and he was sitting on the curb waiting for the cops.
“I want to be fully compliant, so whatever they want me to do, I’ll do so,” Roske said, according to the outlet.
Roske told police after he was taken into custody that he was upset about the leaked first-draft opinion from the Supreme Court that indicated abortion rights might be overturned and Roe v. Wade be nullified. He said he was also upset over the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, and said he believed Kavanaugh would likely vote to loosen gun control laws.
In the 911 call, the operator asks if he came with the intent to “hurt yourself and him or what was going to happen?”
“Correct,” Roske says.
When he was asked how he was able to find Kavanaugh’s address, he said there was an article with the picture of the house and a street number, which he says he was able to check against other information and find the street address.
The operator kept Roske on the phone, making conversation about various issues until the police arrived. Roske told the dispatcher that he had been hospitalized before, he lives with his parents and has no children, but does have a pet dog named Molly.
“They’re here,” Roske eventually says. “I’m going to hang up.”
If he is convicted, Roske faces up to 20 years in federal prison.