A court filing details the case of a 19-year-old who was allegedly plotting to assassinate Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Revelations about the plot were detailed in a filing to keep Alexander Hillel Treisman in custody on child pornography charges.
According to federal officials, Treisman had an interest in terrorist attacks and mass shootings and was stockpiling weapons, explosives, and ammunition. Treisman was taken into custody back in May after employees at a bank in Kannapolis, North Carolina, called the police to report a suspicious white van in the parking lot.
When officers arrived, they found four rifles, a 9mm handgun, explosive materials, books on bomb-making, and $509,000 in cash inside the van. A search of Treisman devices turned up a meme he posted in April with the caption, "should I kill Joe Biden?" Officials said that Treisman decided to follow through with the assassination plot.
He looked up Biden's address online and started traveling around the country to buy firearms in various states. At one point, officials said that he stopped a Wendy's in Delaware that was just four miles from Biden's home.
Investigators also uncovered a massive trove of child pornography on eight different devices that Treisman was using. Authorities charged the teen with possession of child pornography, but he has not been charged over the alleged plot to assassinate Biden.
Photo: Kannapolis Police Department