White House private contractor with outstanding warrant

  • Martese Edwards, 29, was taken into custody as he arrive for work at the White House on Tuesday
  •  Secret Service officials say his name matched with an outstanding warrant for attempted murder in Prince George County, Maryland
  • He was charged with being a fugitive from justice in Washington, DC and could now be extradited back to Maryland to face the attempted murder charge
  • President Trump had been at the White House at the time for an alternative America celebration 

By Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:55 EDT, 5 June 2018 | Updated: 23:58 EDT, 5 June 2018

This is the dramatic moment a private contractor was arrested at the White House security gates over an outstanding warrant for attempted murder.

Martese Edwards, 29, had arrived for work at the White House on Tuesday when he was taken into custody at the checkpoint in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Secret Service officials told The Washington Post that Edwards' name matched with an outstanding warrant for attempted murder in Prince George County, Maryland.

This is the dramatic moment a private contractor was arrested at the White House security gates over an outstanding warrant for attempted murder
This is the dramatic moment a private contractor was arrested at the White House security gates over an outstanding warrant for attempted murder

This is the dramatic moment a private contractor was arrested at the White House security gates over an outstanding warrant for attempted murder

On Tuesday, the smartly dressed contractor was charged with being a fugitive from justice in Washington, DC.  

He could be extradited back to Maryland to face the attempted murder charge. 

A Prince George Sheriff's Office spokesman said the warrant was issued on May 17.  

President Trump had been at the White House on Tuesday for an alternative America celebration after Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, were disinvited.

Martese Edwards, 29, had arrived for work at the White House on Tuesday when he was taken into custody at the checkpoint in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue
Martese Edwards, 29, had arrived for work at the White House on Tuesday when he was taken into custody at the checkpoint in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue

Martese Edwards, 29, had arrived for work at the White House on Tuesday when he was taken into custody at the checkpoint in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue

The smartly dressed contractor was stopped at the gates by multiple officers and arrested
The smartly dressed contractor was stopped at the gates by multiple officers and arrested

The smartly dressed contractor was stopped at the gates by multiple officers and arrested

Pictured show him being handcuffed and put into the back of a police cruiser
Pictured show him being handcuffed and put into the back of a police cruiser

Pictured show him being handcuffed and put into the back of a police cruiser

Trump told gathered guests on the White House lawn that the event was now a 'Celebration of America' and made no mention of the team, telling the crowd: 'We love our country,' he said. 'We respect our flag. And we always proudly stand for the national anthem.' 

It is not clear where Edwards would have been working as a private contractor or what his role was.  

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Edwards's arrest.   

President Trump had been at the White House on Tuesday for an alternative America celebration after Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, were disinvited
President Trump had been at the White House on Tuesday for an alternative America celebration after Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, were disinvited

President Trump had been at the White House on Tuesday for an alternative America celebration after Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, were disinvited

President Donald Trump finishes singing the national anthem with a U.S. Army chorus during a 'Celebration of America' event on the south lawn of the White House June 5 
President Donald Trump finishes singing the national anthem with a U.S. Army chorus during a 'Celebration of America' event on the south lawn of the White House June 5 

President Donald Trump finishes singing the national anthem with a U.S. Army chorus during a 'Celebration of America' event on the south lawn of the White House June 5 

 

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