A contractor for the National Security Council was arrested outside of the White House on Tuesday for an attempted murder in Maryland.
According to CBS News, 29 year-old Martese Edwards was reportedly arrested for an outstanding warrant on a first-degree attempted murder charge dated back to May 17. The Washington Post reported that Edwards was charged in a D.C. court for being a fugitive from justice, and could be extradited to Maryland to face the attempted murder charge.
While the Post said that the Secret Service told them that Edwards is a private contractor, it’s currently unclear what Edwards actually does.
The Secret Service told CBS News in a statement:
On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Secret Service was notified by the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) that Martese Edwards was the subject of a warrant issued out of Prince Georges County, MD. On June 5, 2018, Edwards was promptly arrested by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers at a checkpoint outside of the White House complex when he was reporting to work as a contractor. Edwards was transported to MPD Second District for processing.
We’ve emailed the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for more information, and will update with any response we receive.
This is a developing story. This post will be updated as more information becomes available.