UPDATE: Orlando Airport Man Armed With Fake Gun Claims He "Wanted To Talk To President Trump"

A mentally distressed former Marine who was armed with a fake gun during an attempt at "suicide by cop" at Orlando International Airport Tuesday says he wanted to speak to the president.

An arrest affidavit released Wednesday also says that 26-year-old Michael Wayne Pettigrew yelled "kill me" at an officer during the almost three-hour standoff that ended peacefully when he was taken into police custody.

The sequence of events started Tuesday night when a man approached a cashier at a taxi company in the airport and showed her what looked like a gun.

The affidavit says Pettigrew gave his cellphone to the cashier and told her to call 911 because he wanted to bring the police and speak to President Donald Trump.

The affidavit says Pettigrew aimed the fake gun at officers, but no shots were fired and no one was hurt.

Part of the airport was temporarily evacuated and traffic going into the airport was halted for a short time.

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