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Ventura County man formally indicted on allegation he threatened to kill Supreme Court justice.

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A Simi Valley man has been formally indicted on a charge he threatened a Supreme Court justice.

Simi Valley man had gun, knife, burglary tools with him when he was arrested outside of the Maryland home of a Supreme Court justice.

The Ventura County man accused of threatening to kill a Supreme Court justice has been indicted for the incident.

Prosecutors say Nicholas John Roske showed up in a taxi near the Maryland home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh on June 8 with a gun, a knife, pepper spray and burglary tools.

After talking to his sister on the phone, the Simi Valley man called 9-1-1. The dispatcher kept him on the phone until he could be arrested by officers.

Investigators say he told them he planned to kill a justice because he was upset over potential anti-abortion votes by the court, as well as the possibility that the court could hamper gun control efforts. The single count indictment was issued by a federal grand jury Wednesday.