US Man Charged With Child Abuse Images Had Van Full Of Guns And Had Researched Killing Joe Biden

Sebastian Murdock
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Alexander Hillel Treisman, 19, had a cache of weapons and plans to target presidential nominee Joe Biden, authorities said in a recent court filing.
Alexander Hillel Treisman, 19, had a cache of weapons and plans to target presidential nominee Joe Biden, authorities said in a recent court filing.

A Seattle man arrested in North Carolina on child pornography charges had a trove of guns in his car and researched plans to “execute” Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, according to a federal court order.

“Should I kill joe biden?” Alexander Hillel Treisman, 19, posted online in April, according to an October 6 order filed the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina requesting that Treisman remain jailed over child pornography charges, WBTV first reported Thursday.

Treisman was arrested May 28 after officers from the Kannapolis Police Department in North Carolina responded to reports of an abandoned van outside a Fifth Third Bank. Through the windows of Triesman’s van, officers saw an AR-15 assault weapon, a box for a Taurus .380 handgun, a canister of the explosive material Tannerite and a box of 5.56-caliber ammunition, according to the order.

A search of the vehicle revealed even more weapons: a Sig Sauer AR-style rifle, a 9 mm Luger, a .22-caliber rifle and a bolt-action rifle, the order said. The search also turned up books about bomb making and drawings of swastikas and planes crashing into buildings, the order added.

After officers towed the van, Treisman returned to the Fifth Third Bank in a new vehicle in which police reported finding two more guns. Officers also found three state ID cards, including a Florida driver’s license bearing the name Alexander S. Theiss, with a date of birth that differed from Treisman’s, according to the federal filing.

In an interview with authorities later that day, Treisman admitted he “has an interest in terrorist incidents and mass shootings,” the filing said.

The FBI obtained a warrant to search his cell phone and other electronic devices, on which investigators said they found more than 6,000 images of child pornography. They subsequently charged him.

A further search of his devices revealed that Treisman referenced raping and killing children, committing mass shootings and...

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