Armed Man Arrested at RFK Jr Campaign Event

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( – On Friday, a man carrying loaded firearms and ammunition was detained by the Los Angeles Police Department after he impersonated a U.S. marshal during a campaign event for Robert F. Kennedy Jr., one of the Democratic presidential candidates.

The man was identified a day later as 44-year-old Adrian Paul Aispuro.

Kennedy took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to describe the incident and thank the security guards for their quick actions which led to the man being detained during the Hispanic Heritage event. In his post, Kennedy expressed gratitude to the Gavin de Becker and Associates (GDBA) security guards for noticing and detaining the man swiftly. As he noted the man had tried to approach him while he was delivering his speech at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre that night.

He also stated that the man had spare ammunition magazines, and two loaded pistols that were placed in shoulder holsters. He had also claimed to be a member of the security detail and had carried a U.S. Marshal badge.

Following the arrest Kennedy also posted photos of the man on social media. In the photo, Aispuro was wearing a black shirt that read “Emergency Medical Services.” He is currently being held in custody on a $35,000 bail.

Kennedy, who is one of the primary challengers of President Biden, stated that he does not have Secret Service protection, adding in the post that he was hoping this incident would prompt Biden to allow him to get protection from the Secret Service. He added that he is the first candidate in U.S. history to have been denied the request for protection.

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