A heavily armed California man was arrested in Iowa after he told law enforcement officers that he would “do whatever it takes” to kill government leaders on his “hit list,” including President Joe Biden and his chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, authorities said in court papers.
Kuachua Brillion Xiong, 25, has been held in the Pottawattamie County Jail in Council Bluffs since Thursday, according to sheriff’s records. Xiong was pulled over on December 21st in Cass County and found to have an AR-15 rifle, ammunition, loaded magazines, body armor, and medical kits, according to the filed criminal complaint. Xiong had been driving from his home near Sacramento, California, since Dec. 18 “with the intention of driving straight to the White House … to kill persons in power,” according to the complaint.
Xiong was using a map app on his phone and had set his destination for the White House, according to the complaint, which was included in the court documents which were unsealed on Wednesday. Speaking with investigators, Xiong said the “evil individuals he intended to kill” included Biden, Fauci, former President Barack Obama, and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, authorities said.
Identified as a grocery store employee from Merced, California, Xiong showed investigators a drawing of the White House grounds, “including a perceived ‘weak spot’ he identified during his pre-attack research,” the complaint stated. “He added that if released from custody, he would immediately resume traveling to the White House … and ‘do whatever it takes’ to complete his plan,” the complaint said.”Xiong stated that he has no intention of returning to California to see his family because he plans on dying while fighting evil demons in the White House,” it said.
A heavily armed man bound for DC was arrested after police found a “hit list” including the names of Pres. Biden & Dr. Fauci. Police found an AR-15-style assault rifle, loaded magazines & body armor.
Kuachua Brillion Xiong, 25, said he was on his way to “combat evil demons”. pic.twitter.com/glQWjMio77
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Xiong was charged with making threats against a former U.S. president, which is a class D felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, a $100 special assessment, and up to 3 years of supervised release.
New —> Federal prosecutors say a CA man was arrested driving through Iowa – w an assault rifle, ammunition, a kill list including former Presidents and Anthony Fauci.
— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) December 29, 2021