White House Contract Worker Arrested by Secret Service

He was wanted in Maryland for attempted murder
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 6, 2018 1:02 AM CDT
White House Contract Worker Arrested by Secret Service
President Trump sings the national anthem during a "Celebration of America" event at the White House, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Authorities say a man wanted on an arrest warrant from a Maryland county was taken into custody when he reported for work at the White House, where he was employed as a private contractor, the AP reports. Martese Edwards, 29, was taken into custody at a checkpoint Tuesday on an outstanding warrant from Prince George's County that includes a charge of attempted first-degree murder, CBS News reports. A Secret Service statement says a member of its uniformed division ran the man's name through a criminal database when he arrived at the White House. The Secret Service didn't provide the man's precise job or where he worked at the White House. Edwards was charged in the district with being a fugitive from justice. (More White House stories.)

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