Armed man detained outside RFK Jr. event in Los Angeles

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A man with a loaded gun was arrested outside a campaign event for Democratic presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in a neighborhood of Los Angeles on Friday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Adrian Aispuro, 44, was taken into custody and charged with a felony after impersonating a U.S. Marshal, the LAPD said in a report obtained by NBC News. 

Authorities said Aispuro was arrested after a call came in around 4:30 p.m. local time, describing him as having a firearm holstered and U.S. Marshal identification. 

In a post to X, the social media platform formally known as Twitter, Kennedy, who was delivering a speech for National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in the Wilshire neighborhood, said that he was grateful to Gavin de Becker and Associates, a private security firm, for spotting and detaining “an armed man who attempted to approach me.”