Intruder At RFK, Jr.’s Home Arrested Twice In One Day

An intruder was arrested on Wednesday after climbing a fence at presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s residence. Then, he was released and arrested again after returning to RFK, Jr.’s home to once again attempt to access the grounds. Mr. Kennedy was home at the time of both arrests.

A statement on Kennedy’s campaign website reads,

“Protectors from Gavin de Becker & Associates (GDBA) detected and detained the intruder, who asked to see the candidate. The intruder was turned over to the LAPD. After being released from police custody, the man immediately returned to Kennedy’s residence and was arrested again. The candidate was home at the time of both arrests.”

The statement continues, “GDBA had notified the Secret Service about this specific obsessed individual several times in recent months and shared alarming communications he has sent to the candidate.”

The campaign press release also noted, “Over the last several months, the campaign submitted formal requests for Secret Service protection, yet U.S. Department of Homeland Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas has refused to approve the protection.”

GDBA has been handling private security for Kennedy since the launch of his campaign, and he hasn’t been quiet about the hesitancy the DHS has shown to offer him protection.

On the heels of Wednesday’s incident, Kennedy has once again put in a request for Secret Service coverage. That request is quite clear about the convincing need for protection. It states:

“Secret Service has been informed about this man several times in recent months. Secret Service is aware that he has sent hundreds of emails to the candidate and believes he is being followed by people who intend to kill him. His obsession with RFK, Jr. leads him to be at times hostile and angry.”

Kennedy launched his campaign earlier this year as a Democrat candidate for the presidency, but he made a swift departure from the party on Oct. 9, announcing he would continue his run for the White House as an Independent.