A California man has been detained in Iowa for allegedly plotting to kill several high-profile government officials including President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Kuachua Brillion Xiong, 25, told police in Iowa that he would do “whatever it takes” to knock off those on a “TikTok hit list,” Fox News reported. He is being held in the Pottawattamie County Jail in Council Bluffs.
The outlet said that Xiong was detained on Dec. 21 after sheriff’s Sgt. Tyler Shiels noticed him driving aggressively in and out of traffic on Interstate 80. Police found an AR-15 rifle, loaded ammunition magazines, and body armor in his vehicle.
Court records indicate that Xiong was recently fired from his job as a grocery clerk in California. His hit list also included former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, as well as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The records also said that Xiong was on a bizarre mission to “combat evil demons in the White House.”
During his search, Shiels also found boxes of ammo, medical kits, food, and cash, the six-page criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Iowa, which was unsealed on Wednesday, said.
A resident of Merced, Calif., Xiong had the White House’s address dialed into a GPS device. In his report, Shiels said that Xiong’s vehicle looked very “lived in,” suggesting that he had been using it as a residence.
He apparently told police that he was traveling to “see things because it is unknown how long he has on earth” and that finding a hotel to stay at in D.C. wasn’t going to be necessary, Fox News reported.
Xiong reported made a number of statements as well, such as his “disapproval for the government due to the sex abuse of children” and that money was “earmarked” for funeral costs.
After he was taken into custody, the Secret Service questioned Xiong, according to court records which also said that he “believes that he is the only person remaining who can free the United States of evil and it is necessary for him to kill those in positions of power.”
“It is at this time XIONG began assembling the equipment needed to carry out his plan to kill those in power,” U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Justin Larson noted in the complaint.
Authorities said that the TikTok hit list contained 100 videos, adding that the suspect claimed he would kill Biden unless the president complied with demands that were not specified. He said he planned to get into the White House via a “weak spot” he claimed to have identified while researching his alleged plot.
Court records said that Xiong was going to try and use a grappling hook to breach the White House perimeter fencing before getting into the residence itself, which is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., according to federal prosecutors.
“When concluding the interview, XIONG stated that nothing would stop him from carrying out his plan of gaining access to the White House and killing the persons on his ‘hit list,’” the complaint read. “He added that if released from custody he would immediately resume traveling to the White House in Washington, DC and ‘do whatever it takes’ to complete his plan.”
“He further stated that he had no intention of returning to California to see his family because he plans on dying while fighting evil demons at the White House,” the complaint added.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, Fox News noted.
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