John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, will soon be a free man.

FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:

A D.C. judge says Hinckley no longer poses a threat, and is now able to live outside a mental hospital full-time. It's expected the 61-year-old will be released from Saint Elizabeth's in Washington, no sooner than August 5.

Hinckey has been fighting for years for his freedom, lost the day he opened fire on President Reagan on March 30, 1981.

Hinckely has been granted several long supervised visits with his family in Williamsburg, Virginia. The hospital will notify the court and the Secret Service as to when he'll travel leave the facility as a free man, bound for Williamsburg.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News.

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