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FBI raids home of Ventura County man accused of threatening to kill Supreme Court justice

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David von Diemar
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FBI agents raid Simi Valley family of man who authorities say threatened to kill Supreme Court justice.

There's no word on what might have been found at home; Man had no known criminal record.

The FBI raided the family home of a Ventura County man who told them he traveled from California to Maryland to kill a Supreme Court justice. Agents got a search warrant, and went into Nicholas John Roske’s home in Simi Valley Wednesday night. There no word on what they might have found.

He was arrested near the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh early Wednesday morning. Federal court documents say after arriving, he called 9-1-1 and told dispatchers that he had suicidal thoughts and a gun in his suitcase. He was still on the phone with dispatchers when officers found, and arrested him.

The court documents say Roske told police he was upset about the recent shooting in Texas, and feared the justice would loosen gun control efforts.

Investigators say he also talked about being afraid that the justice would act to reverse abortion rights.

Investigators say Roske’s suitcase and backpack contained a pistol, two ammunition magazines, pepper spray, zip ties, a knife, and a crowbar. If convicted, the Simi Valley man could face up to 20 years in federal prison.