Police in California have arrested a man who was going to the White House on a mission that was going to be very dangerous.
In Iowa, Kuachua Brillion Xiong, 25, is in jail for making threats against a former president.
Police in Iowa say a California man who was driving to the White House on a "hit list" of people to kill has been arrested. President Biden and former President Obama were on the "hit list," which the man said he wanted to "do whatever it took" to get rid of.
People in Iowa say the man, 25, has been in jail since December 23 on charges of making threats against a former president, according to records from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office in Council Bluffs. He is charged with making threats against a former president.
People in power were going to be killed when Mr. Xiong started driving from his home near Sacramento on or around December 18, a Secret Service agent wrote in a criminal complaint.
It took Mr. Xiong until he got to Iowa. When he was pulled over by a police officer on December 21, he was "driving aggressively, weaving in and out of traffic, and speeding," the complaint says. They saw that he was using Google Maps to plan a route from 1600 Pennsylvania NW, in Washington, D.C., to that address.
An AR-15-style rifle, ammunition, loaded magazines, body armor, and medical kits were found by the sergeant when he searched the car. This is what the complaint says.
If Mr. Xiong had not been pulled over by police, he said he would have kept going on with his plan to "fight evil demons in the White House." Xiong told investigators that he thinks that he is the only person left who can free the United States from evil.
This is how Xiong made his hit list, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Iowa. The complaint says that Xiong used the TikTok app to download videos of people who were "evil and wanted to kill."
Bill Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Dr. Mark Zuckerberg were also on the list, as well as Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama. The list had more than 100 videos on it, and they were all aimed at these people. This is how it worked: If Biden didn't do what Xiong told him to, Mr. Xiong said he would kill him. The complaint didn't say what those things were.
In the interview, Mr. Xiong was very clear that if he was released from prison, he would not go back to California to see his family. Instead, he said he would do "whatever it took" to finish his plan. His last words: "He wants to die while fighting evil demons at the White House."
In an email on Thursday, Mike Maloney, a lawyer for Mr. Xiong, said he couldn't say anything about the case.
According to court records, Mr. Maloney has said that he plans to use an insanity defense in the trial of his client.