Man Arrested with Van Loaded with Explosives Allegedly Plotted to Kill Biden

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News ID: 48877
Publish Date: 9:02 - 24 October 2020
Saturday, 24 October 2020_A North Carolina man was arrested after his van was found loaded with guns and explosives and a probe found he was plotting to potentially assassinate US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, officials say.

Man Arrested with Van Loaded with Explosives Allegedly Plotted to Kill BidenThe 19-year-old man charged with possession of child pornography last September was arrested with a cache of guns and explosive materials, a recent court filing reveals, and investigators discovered that he had allegedly traveled within four miles of former Vice President Joe Biden's home after he had posted a meme online asking, "should I kill joe biden?"

Alexander Hillel Treisman was first arrested in May after employees at a bank in Kannapolis, North Carolina, reported his abandoned white van in the parking lot, which led to the discovery by the police of several weapons and contraband inside, according to a court filing by the US Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, ABC reported.

Officers observed weapons including an AR-15 style rifle, a canister of explosive material, and other ammunition boxes, federal prosecutors said. They also found more than $500,000 as well as several more firearms and "drawings of swastikas and planes crashing into buildings," according to the court filing.

Treisman was arrested soon after and the police and FBI initiated an investigation that uncovered that Treisman had a major interest in terrorist attacks and mass shootings, and had traveled around the country purchasing weapons in various states, according to federal prosecutors.

On Treisman's devices, investigators found that in April he posted a meme with the caption, "should I kill joe biden?" followed by a timeline of internet searches in May where he sought information on Biden's home address, state gun laws, and night vision goggles, the court filing said.


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