Contract worker at White House arrested on attempted first-degree murder warrant

WASHINGTON — 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.

News outlets report 29-year-old Martese Edwards was taken into custody at a checkpoint Tuesday. Prince George’s County police say a man with the same name was wanted on a charge of attempted first-degree murder.

 

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. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

 

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