An armed man accused of impersonating a member of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s security detail was detained and arrested at a California event featuring the Democrat presidential candidate.

“I’m very grateful that alert and fast-acting protectors from Gavin de Becker and Associates (GDBA) spotted and detained an armed man who attempted to approach me at my Hispanic Heritage speech at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles tonight,” RFK Jr. said.

“The man, wearing two shoulder holsters with loaded pistols and spare ammunition magazines was carrying a U.S. Marshal badge on a lanyard and beltclip federal ID. He identified himself as a member of my security detail. Armed GDBA team members moved quickly to isolate and detain the man until LAPD arrived to make the arrest. I’m also grateful to LAPD for its rapid response.”

“I’m still entertaining a hope that President Biden will allow me Secret Service protection. I am the first presidential candidate in history to whom the White House has denied a request for protection,” he added.


Breitbart reports:

The man was found to be carrying a handgun and ammunition. He will likely face charges of impersonating a police officer or federal agent, and possibly unlawful possession of firearms, according to Breitbart News sources.


The Kennedy campaign is sensitive to security concerns, given the tragic history of the Kennedy family. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy — the current candidate’s father — was assassinated in 1968 in Los Angeles, shortly after winning the California Democratic presidential primary.

In July, Kennedy noted that the Biden administration had denied him Secret Service protection, despite the fact that he had requested it from the Department of Homeland Security, and had extensively documented the need for it.

RFK Jr. previously said he fears that he could face a similar fate to his uncle, former President John F. Kennedy, if he were to win the Presidency.


The New York Post added:

Kennedy posted an image of the man, who was wearing a black shirt with a white symbol reading “Emergency Medical Services.”

Adrian Paul Aispuro, 44, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and booked on $35,000 bail.

Aispuro’s brother, Raymond, who dropped him off at the event and was also briefly detained, said the entire matter was a misunderstanding and that his brother, an unemployed Emergency Medical Technician, had been told there was a security job for him there.

“He approached the security guard and asked about a point of contact for someone,” Raymond Aispuro, 38, told The Post. “They didn’t know who he was talking about. They told him to stay right there. He did, and next thing happens, the cops show up and arrest him.”

Aispuro insisted his brother has a clean criminal record and is not a stalker or even political, and has no connection to the federal government.

“My brother got bad information from someone or was misled somehow. I really don’t think he was there for any other purpose except for work,” Raymond Aispuro continued. “He had his gun holstered, never took it out, never displayed any aggression.”

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