The LAPD received a call reporting a male in front of the venue with “a badge on their lapel, a gun, and a shoulder holster and claimed to be a U.S. Marshall.”
LOS ANGELES—An armed man was arrested by police at an event attended by Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Photos provided to The Epoch Times show the man, who was wearing a shirt with “EMS” on the back, being held in handcuffs by police officers outside the event venue in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon. Multiple police vehicles were at the scene.
Mr. Kennedy Jr. was at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, located at 4401 West 8th Street, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The event was held at 4–8 p.m. PT.
The LAPD told The Epoch Times it received a call at around 4:30 p.m. reporting that a male was in front of the event venue with “a badge on their lapel, a gun, and a shoulder holster, and claimed to be a U.S. Marshall.”
A spokesperson for Mr. Kennedy Jr. confirmed the incident to The Epoch Times. Mr. Kennedy Jr. had not arrived at the venue yet when the incident occurred.
According to the LAPD, the man reportedly claimed to be employed for the event, but he wasn’t recognized by the security staff.
A written note provided by an LAPD officer on the scene to a representative of the campaign states: “Male imp. fed. agent w/ handgun and ammo exposed.
“Claimed to be employed for event, but wasn’t recognized by sec,” the note which was obtained by The Epoch Times reads.
No further details are available until he is officially booked, according to the police.
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