Police arrest armed man at Robert F. Kennedy Jr. campaign event in California

WASHINGTON – An armed man was arrested at a California campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. on Friday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Kennedy said on social media that the man identified himself as part of his security detail and was wearing "two shoulder holsters with loaded pistols when he approached the candidate at a Hispanic heritage event."

LAPD police received a call Friday afternoon about the incident. The suspect, who has not been identified, was wearing a replica badge and was impersonating a U.S. marshal, police said. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

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In his post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Kennedy repeated a request for Secret Service protection, which is not extended to all presidential candidates.

Kennedy’s father, Robert F. Kennedy, the former senator and attorney general, was assassinated during his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. visits "The Faulkner Focus" at Fox News Channel Studios on June 2, 2023 in New York City.

“I’m still entertaining a hope that President Biden will allow me Secret Service protection,” Kennedy posted on Friday.

The Secret Service provides protection to "major" presidential candidates. The secretary of the Department of Homeland Security determines who qualifies as a major candidate and when protection begins.

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