Gunman with ‘hit list’ including Biden and Fauci arrested in Iowa on route to White House

Authorities in Iowa arrested a man who was discovered during a traffic stop carrying a rifle and a ‘hit list’ that included President Biden and Antoine FauciAnthony FauciFDA eyes second COVID-19 recall in coming months GOP senator faces challenge over Trump credentials Britt in new ad tells ‘boys in Washington’ to ‘man up’the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Kuachua Brillion Xiong, of Merced, Calif., was taken into custody last week after allegedly telling police who arrested him for aggressive driving that he was going to the White House “to kill people in the power,” according to federal court records. which were unsealed on Tuesday.

Authorities said they found an AR-15 type rifle, ammunition, body armor, medical kits and a grappling hook in Xiong’s vehicle, according to court records.

Xiong’s “target list” was compiled from TikTok videos, according to court records. In addition to Biden and Fauci, The Times reported the list included former Presidents Clinton and Obama and the chief executive of Meta Mark ZuckerbergMark ZuckerbergHillicon Valley – Senators Introduce Child Online Safety Bill Zuckerberg Announces Nick Clegg to Lead Meta on Policy Issues Hillicon Valley – DOJ Arrests Couple Linked to Crypto Hacking MOREamong others.

“Xiong believes he is the only person left who can liberate the United States from evil and that it is necessary for him to kill those in positions of power,” Secret Service agent Justin Larson said in an affidavit, according to the Times.

Xiong also told authorities that if released, he would continue to visit the White House and “do whatever it takes” to carry out his plan, according to court records.

“Xiong said he had no intention of returning to California to see his family because he planned to die battling evil demons in the White House,” the affidavit said, according to the Times.

Xiong, 25, was arrested in Pottawattamie County, Iowa on the afternoon of Dec. 21, court records show.

Xiong is due in federal court on Thursday for a detention hearing, with the federal government arguing he should remain in custody for uttering a threat against a former president, which is a federal crime, The Times reported.