A man was arrested in Iowa last week while he was driving to the White House with an assault rifle, body armor and a “hit list” that included President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Los Angeles Times reports.
On Dec. 21, Iowa police pulled over 25-year-old Kuachua Brillion Xiong from Merced, Calif. for driving aggressively. He allegedly told the officers that he was on his way to the White House “to kill persons in power,” according to court records.
Officers searched his car and found an AR-15 style rifle, loaded magazines, boxes of ammunition, several items of body armor and medical kits.
Xiong also had a “hit list” he compiled from TikTok videos. Other than President Biden, Former President Obama and Dr. Fauci, his list also included Former President Bill Clinton and Meta Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, according to the LA Times. Additionally, he had a plan to use a “weak spot” to break into the White House and how he would breach the perimeter fencing using grappling hooks.
He told a Secret Service agent that God had called him to “combat evil demons in the White House.”
“Xiong 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,” Special Agent Justin Larson with the Secret Service said in the affidavit, according to the LA Times.
Xiong also told investigators that if he was released from custody he would continue to travel to the White House and “do whatever it takes” to complete his plan.
“Xiong stated that he has no intention of returning to California to see his family because he plans on dying while fighting evil demons at the White House,” according to the affidavit.
The GPS in his car was set for the White House and officers found money to pay for his funeral expenses.
Xiong was booked in Pottawattamie County on Dec. 21. He has a detention hearing scheduled for Thursday.