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Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh stands during a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington last year.

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Police arrest gunman outside Judge Kavanaugh's home : NPR

Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh stands during a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington last year.

Erin Schaff/AP

Police in Montgomery County, Maryland arrested a gunman outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home at 1:50 a.m., the U.S. Supreme Court announced Wednesday.

“The man was armed and made threats against Judge Kavanaugh,” the court said in a statement. “He was transported to Montgomery County Police Department 2n/a District.”

The Washington Post first reported the arrest on Wednesday, noting that the Californian man was carrying at least one weapon outside Kavanaugh’s home in suburban Maryland. The man was arrested on a nearby street and did not go to the court’s property, the newspaper said, citing unnamed sources.

Demonstrations outside judges’ homes have escalated since Judge Samuel Alito’s draft abortion advisory was leaked, prompting US Attorney General Merrick Garland to step up security outside their homes.

The Supreme Court statement did not note why the man made threats against the judiciary, but the Job report quoted two sources as saying he was angry at the potential overthrow of Roe v. Wade.

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