A contractor reportedly working for the National Security council was arrested at the White House security checkpoint on Tuesday on an outstanding warrant for attempted murder:
A government contractor was taken into custody at a Secret Service checkpoint when he showed up for work. He was wanted for attempted murder. @PaulaReidCBS reports from the White House. https://t.co/PH1cT6TNu1 pic.twitter.com/lrYKOk3Awo
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 5, 2018
The man was later identified as Martese Edwards, 29:
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
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) June 5, 2018
Apparently he allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend’s new lover:
Cops in Prince George’s County now say Martese Edwards was accused of shooting his ex-gal pal’s new lover. https://t.co/C1bqMtAYRp
— Nicole Hensley (@nkhensley) June 6, 2018
But why did it take so long to track this guy down?
Prince George's Co. Police spokeswoman says shooting was on May 3. Martese Edwards ID'd as suspect by detectives on May 17 and warrant issued that day.
— Evan Lambert (@EvanLambertTV) June 6, 2018
According to this report, Edwards started working for the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012 as a police officer:
Here's the LinkedIn profile of Martese Edwards, the White House National Security Council worker who was arrested for attempted murder pic.twitter.com/whQ1X7n3PA
— Kim Zetter (@KimZetter) June 6, 2018
Lot of questions left on this one. We’ll keep you posted.