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A man of California heavily armed was arrested in Iowa after he told law enforcement officials that he would “do whatever it takes” to kill government leaders on your “target list”including the president Joe Biden and his main medical advisor, the Dr. Anthony Fauci, authorities said in court documents Wednesday, according NBC News.
Kuachua Brillion Xiong, 25, has been being held at the Pottawattamie County Jail in Council Bluffs since Thursday, according to Sheriff’s records.
Sheriff’s Officer Tyler Shiels stopped Xiong for speeding on Interstate 80 and Xiong made a series of statements about his “disapproval of the government due to child sexual abuse” and said he had money in his car for “funeral expenses.” , according to court records.
Xiong was detained Dec. 21 in Cass County and found to have an AR-15 rifle, ammunition, ammunition magazines, bulletproof vests and medical kits, the Secret Service agent wrote. Justin Larson in a criminal complaint.
Xiong was detained and interrogated by the Secret Service of the United States and declared that “he is the only person left who can free America from evil and it is necessary for him to kill those in positions of power.”
Xiong had been driving from his home near Sacramento, California, since December 18 “with the intention of driving directly to the White House … to kill people in power,” Larson wrote.
Speaking with investigators, Xiong said that “Evil individuals he intended to kill” included Biden, Fauci, former President Barack Obama, and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerbergauthorities said.
Xiong was using a mapping app on his phone and had set his destination for the White House, according to the complaint, which was included in court documents released Wednesday.
Xiong, identified as a Merced grocery store clerk, showed investigators a drawing of the White House grounds, “including a perceived ‘weak spot’ that he identified during his pre-attack investigation,” Larson wrote.
“He added that if he was released, he would immediately go back to the White House … and ‘do whatever it takes’ to complete his plan,” the complaint says.
“Xiong stated that he has no intention of returning to California to see his family because he plans to die while fighting evil demons in the White House,” he said.
Federal prosecutors in Iowa initially filed the sealed criminal complaint against Xiong on December 22, and Xiong made his first court appearance on December 27 for Zoom, according to court records.
The federal judge Stephen H. Locher ordered the complaint to be opened on Wednesday and wrote that the government “had not met its burden of proving that the restriction of the right of public access is necessary for an overriding government interest.” according The Sacramento Bee.
Locher ordered Xiong to remain in custody pending a detention hearing and a preliminary hearing on Thursday, according to court documents.
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