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Washington man busted with guns, child porn made threats to Joe Biden



A Washington state man busted with a van full of guns and explosives and facing child porn charges had plans to assassinate Joe Biden — and drove to within four miles of the presidential candidate’s Delaware house, newly released federal court records reveal.

Alexander Hillel Treisman, 20, searched for Biden’s home address and posted an iFunny meme online with the caption, “should I kill joe biden?” according to a federal judge’s ruling made public on Thursday.

“A timeline of internet searches conducted by defendant between March and May 2020 seeking information about Joe Biden’s home address, state gun laws, rifle parts, and night vision goggles, along with actions taken by defendant, including posting the abovementioned meme about killing Joe Biden, purchasing an AR-15 in New Hampshire, traveling to Wendy’s within 4 miles of Joe Biden’s home, and writing a checklist not ending with, ‘execute,’” US Magistrate Joe Webster wrote on Sept. 28.

Treisman first came to the attention of authorities on May 28, when employees at a Fifth Third Bank branch in Kannapolis, North Carolina, complained about an abandoned white Ford van outside their building, according to the court papers, posted by WBTV News.

Inside police found an AR-15-style rifle, a canister of the explosive material Tannerite, and $509,000 in cash, along with a cache of other weapons, the papers say.

After the van was towed, Treisman showed up in a green Honda Accord and asked bank employees about the whereabouts of the van. The workers called Kannapolis police, who arrested Treisman and found more guns — .380-caliber and 9 mm handguns — inside the Honda, according to records.

Following the arrest, FBI agents got warrants to check Treisman’s phone and other electronic devices, which were filled with comments suggesting a fascination with mass shootings — and a trove of child pornography, the records show.

In all, Treisman allegedly had 1,248 videos and 6,721 images of “child pornography containing sadism and/or masochism content,” legal papers ay.

Treisman told investigators that he had traveled across the country and bought guns at various points, including Washington, Kansas, New Hampshire, and West Virginia, the court document shows.

In his Sept. 28 ruling, the judge ordered that Treisman remain in jail without bail.

“Having considered the information presented, the court concludes that the record established by clear and convincing evidence that no combination of available release conditions would reasonably assure the safety of the community,” he wrote.

Federal court records online do not indicate that Treisman has pending charges related to the guns and threats, although the ruling largely addresses concerns over violence or terror acts.

Authorities said he had no prior record.

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