A 19-year-old accused of possession of child pornography and arrested for a van loaded with weapons was conducting Internet searches about killing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, according to court documents.
Alexander Hillel Treisman was arrested in May after a search of his abandoned truck in Kannapolis, North Carolina, found numerous weapons, including an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and a can of explosive material.
Books on bomb-making, $ 509.00 and drawings of swastikas or planes crashing into buildings were also found, according to documents filed Oct. 6 in a North Carolina district court.
The money, officials say in the documents, would be part of an inheritance.
The FBI searched his phone, computers and other gadgets and found 1,248 videos and 6,721 images of child pornography, according to federal prosecutors.
Investigators from a counterterrorism force found that on April 15 he posted a meme on the iFunny app with the caption “Should I kill Joe Biden?” and that between March and May he searched for information on Biden’s address, state gun laws and night vision goggles.
He also bought an AR-15 in New Hampshire, traveled to a fast food outlet four miles from Biden’s home, and wrote a list that ends with the word “Executed,” according to official testimony.
Following the arrest, he “revealed that he has an interest in terrorist incidents and mass shootings” and that he traveled the country to purchase various firearms, the documents say.
Treisman was arrested on May 28, and on September 28, a federal grand jury charged him with possession of child pornography. He had no criminal record.