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By Ronn Blitzer | Fox News
Fox News has obtained audio recordings of the 911 call by the man charged with attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kananaugh…
Rich Edson: Nicholas Roske acknowledges to the 911 Dispatcher that he needs psychiatric help. Federal Prosecutors say he showed up armed in the middle of the night Wed to Brett Kananaugh’s home…
911 Call Transcript:
Dispatch: You said you came from California. Do you know someone down here?
Roske: Brett Kavanaugh
Dispatch: What were you coming here to do? Just to hurt yourself and him? What was gonna Happen?
Narrator: Federal prosecutors say Riske had a pistol, ammunition, and a knife. among other items like zip-ties, duct tape and a crow bar.
Dispatch: Do you have access to any weapons?
Roske: Yes. I brought a firearm with me but it’s unloaded and locked in a case.
Narrator: Roske said he had violent thoughts for a long time and he came to the Justice’s home to act on them. While he waited for police to arrive the dispatcher asked him why he’d want to harm himself.
Dispatch: Why dod you want to do that? if you were thinking about hurting somebody else and yourself or? I’m just trying to…
Roske: Because I didn’t think I could get away with it and also I’ve been, for a long time I’ve been hospitalized multiple times.[which means psych meds, wither antianxiety meds or antidepressants] I hear police sirens currently.
Dispatch: So you have thought about this before?
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Nicholas Roske, man arrested in Brett Kavanaugh threat, a ‘good kid’: grandfather — (New York Post)
He also had ammunition, zip ties, pepper spray, duct tape and other items that he told police he’d planned to use to break into Kavanaugh’s home and kill him, according to a criminal complaint.FBI agents raided Roske’s California home after obtaining a search warrant Wednesday night.They were always nice people so it’s a surprise more than anything,” neighbor Zach Quadri told CBS of the suspect’s family.
Another neighbor, Michael Holbrook, told the VC Star that the family kept to themselves and had never caused problems.
“They’re great neighbors,” he said. “I’m very dumbfounded.”
Nicholas John Roske was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh
A woman who told The Post she used to be “best friends” with Roske’s mom, but fell out of touch years ago, said she was “shocked” to learn of Roske’s alleged murder plot.
“They’re so quiet, they’re just really nice people, they’re like everybody else,” said Mary, who declined to give her last named.
“They were never like gun people or anything like that, they didn’t have any cases or anything, they just went to their jobs and lived their lives, raised their kids, did what everybody else does.”
She added, “I just know it must be tearing them apart.”
Mary said she last saw the family at Disneyland about six years ago, which is also when she met Roske for the first time. She recalled Roske appearing to be “very normal.”
Roske had no prior run-ins with cops in his hometown — aside from a minor traffic infraction in 2015, Simi Valley Police Department Cmdr. Ritchie Lew said.
A spokesperson for Simi Valley Unified School District confirmed to local media that Roske had graduated from Simi Valley High School in 2014 and had been on the cross-country team for two years.
He worked at Valley Guard Pest Control in Simi Valley last year, but is no longer employed there, according to the company. It wasn’t immediately clear when he left or under what circumstances.
Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, apprehended Roske near Kavanaugh’s home after he called 911 and told the operator that he was having “suicidal thoughts” and had a firearm in his suitcase.
Roske said he was angry over the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion expected to overturn Roe v. Wade and the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 students and two teachers dead, according to court documents.
He also believed Kavanaugh would loosen gun control laws and hatched the plot to kill the justice after finding his address online in an ill-fated bid to “give his life a purpose,” Roske allegedly told cops.
He made his initial appearance in a federal court in Maryland on Wednesday, where he paused several times while responding to routine inquiries from US Magistrate Judge Timothy Sullivan.
Asked if he understood what was happening and whether he was thinking clearly, Roske paused, then said, “I think I have a reasonable understanding, but I wouldn’t say I’m thinking clearly.”
Roske added that he’s taking medication, but didn’t elaborate on what it is or why he is on it.