BREAKING: Contractor Wanted For Attempted Murder Arrested at White House – Had White House Pass


NBC White House Correspondent Geoff Bennett reported that a man wanted for attempted murder was arrested at the White House Tuesday.

The man was working as a contractor for the National Security Council and had a White House pass.



Geoff Bennett tweeted: NEW: Law enforcement officials say a man wanted for attempted murder was arrested outside the White House Tuesday morning, where he was working as a contractor and had a White House pass – @PeteWilliamsNBC reports

Bennett followed up with: The man was identified as 29-year-old Martese Maurice Edwards of Suitland, Maryland.

The man is identified as Martese Maurice Edwards, 29, of Suitland, Maryland. A federal law enforcement official says Edwards did work for the National Security Council in the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House – @PeteWilliamsNBC reports

CBS reported:

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s department of Prince George’s Country, Maryland told CBS News that the department had an outstanding warrant for a person by the name of Martese M. Edwards, on an attempted 1st degree murder charge, dated May 17th. CBS News has not confirmed that this is the same Martese Edwards arrested outside the White House.

The Secret Service issued the following statement to CBS News:

“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.”

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