White House worker arrested by Secret Service agents for attempted murder

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A man was taken into custody at the White House by Secret Service agents for an attempted first-degree murder charge.

29-year-old Martese Edwards worked for a government contractor who was hired to do work at the White House.

Edwards had a valid pass when he arrived at the visitor center at noon. When he showed his Maryland driver’s license, he was arrested.

The arrest came after Secret Service agents checked his records against the federal warrant database and found that a man with the same name was wanted by the Prince George’s County police.

The Secret Service didn’t provide much information about Edwards. He’s charged with shooting the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend on May 3 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, some 9 miles from the White House. Two weeks later, on May 17, police entered an arrest warrant into a national crime information database, launching a search.

The warrant was issued 3 weeks prior to his arrest. Edwards was taken into custody and will likely be extradited to Maryland to face justice.

 

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