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Man arrested with a van full of guns and explosives, had plans to assassinate Joe Biden

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A 19-year-old man was arrested with a van full of guns and explosives and had plans to assassinate Joe Biden, according to Fox News.

Alexander Hillel Treisman, who goes by the alias Alexander S. Theiss, was arrested in late May after employees at a bank in Kannapolis, North Carolina reported a suspicious white van abandoned in a parking lot, according to reports by WBTV. He was then arrested and is currently being held in jail on child pornography charges. 

“Through the windows, KPD officers observed an AR-15 style rifle, a box for a Taurus .380 handgun, a cannister of the explosive material Tannerite, and a box of 5.56 caliber ammunition,” a federal judge wrote in a court order last month, referring to the testimony of an FBI agent who investigated the case. 

The judge said Treisman’s alleged plot against Biden is the reason for him to remain in jail awaiting trial on the child pornography charges. The order contains many alleged crimes to build a case against Treisman for his intent to carry out an act of terror. Treisman, who is originally from Washington, allegedly posted an iFunny meme on social media on April 15 captioned: “should I kill joe biden?” 

Investigators also found a timeline of internet searches allegedly conducted by Treisman between March and May 2020 seeking information about Joe Biden’s home address, state gun laws, rifle parts, and night vision goggles. Judging by cell phone records and financial transactions, federal officials say Treisman made his way to within a few miles of the former vice president’s home in Delaware on May 3, according to the Washington Post. Federal officials then allegedly found 6,721 images and 1,248 videos of child pornography on eight different digital devices, according to the eight-page detention order. 

ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR: CONNOR KMIECIK

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