According to the Los Angeles Police Department, an armed guy impersonating a U.S. Marshal was arrested Saturday at a campaign event for 2024 Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
The guy, who was wearing shoulder holsters and carrying loaded pistols and spare ammunition, allegedly attempted to approach Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and claimed to be part of his security detail before being captured by LAPD.
In the recent published article by The Messenger Politics, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has previously kicked off at the Biden Administration for not approving a Secret Service detail for him, but Secret Service protection is typically only provided to presidential candidates after they have been designated as the party’s nominee, unless they have previously served as president or vice president.
The Secret Service website states that “major presidential and vice presidential candidates and their spouses within 120 days of a general presidential election” are provided with protection details.
Following the assassination of Kennedy’s father, Robert F. Kennedy, in 1968, Secret Service protection details for presidential candidates were established.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Information Center, Adrian Paul Aispuro, 44, was booked on a felony gun charge and was being detained on $35,000 bail.
As per to CBS News, they also claim that the man was not threatening Robert F. Kennedy Jr. or anyone else, although he was armed. They didn’t say anything about the type of firearm he was carrying.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the son of Robert F. Kennedy, a well-known American politician who was assassinated in Los Angeles in 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel. He was also the brother of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, who passed away in 1963.