Another man this time in Kannapolis, North Carolina was arrested earlier this year in a plot to assassinate Joe Biden. This marks at least the third plot to kill the Democrat presidential candidate this year.
The man identified as Alexander Hillel Treisman, who also used the alias, Alexander S. Theiss. Treisman had extensive plans to kill the Democrat presidential candidate, The DailyBeast reported.
Treisman was arrested with a van full of guns and explosives with plans to carry out the act of domestic terrorism and federal felony against a government official. However, bizarrely he hasn't been charged with anything but child pornography possession as his mental health has been called into consideration by his lawyers.
According to the court order obtained by WBTV and filed in federal court earlier this month the details of Treisman's alleged gruesome plans were revealed along with multiple counts of possession of child pornography. Last month, a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina indicted Treisman on one count of knowingly possessing any material containing an image of child pornography and two counts of knowingly transporting using any means and facility of interstate and foreign commerce and in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce by any means, including by computer, any child pornography.
According to the records, a total of 1,248 videos and 6,721 images of child pornography content were found on Treisman's devices, in addition to 637 videos and images of child pornography containing sadism and/or masochism content.
A federal magistrate judge outlined numerous reasons why Treisman should continue to be held in jail on child pornography charges without bail.
Although Treisman currently faces pornography charges and was not charged with anything else the order details a list of factors related to the defendant’s plans for a possible act of terror as grounds he should remain in custody.
According to the order, Treisman was arrested in late May, after employees at a bank in Kannapolis called police to investigate a suspicious white van that had been left in the parking lot. A special agent testified that Treisman arrived at the bank in a green Honda Accord and asked about the towed van. Bank employees called the police, who met with Treisman who then took him into custody.
“Through the windows, KPD officers observed an AR-15 style rifle, a box for a Taurus .380 handgun, a canister of the explosive material Tannerite, and a box of 5.56 caliber ammunition,” the order said, referencing testimony from an FBI agent who investigated the case as part of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
According to the order, a search of the van uncovered “approximately $509,000 of U.S. currency (believed to be the Defendant’s inheritance), books on survival, bomb-making, home-made weapons, and Islam, drawing of swastikas and planes crashing into buildings” and five additional firearms.
When Treisman was arrested, the order said, officers, found drivers licenses from three different states. The order said agents also discovered he had purchased the various weapons in states across the country, including Washington, Kansas, New Hampshire, and West Virginia.
The order further says agents found child pornography on eight different electronic devices, along with other pictures and posts related to plans and ideas for possible terrorist acts, including the following according to WBTV.
A note created on October 15, 2019, found in Defendant’s Samsung S9 cell phone describing a plan to perform a mass shooting at a mall food court on Christmas or Black Friday;
- Still images from video footage of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shooting that Defendant downloaded on March 21, 2020 and related internet searches;
- A screenshot of the February 18, 2020 Reddit post by username AlextheBodacious referencing pedophilia and executing those he hates;
- An internet post made by Defendant on February 22, 2020 referencing raping children and posting child porn;
- An audio recording made on or about April 3, 2020 of Defendant narrating “the perfect porn video,” which describes Defendant killing two parents with a shotgun and then raping and impregnating their young daughter;
- An April 8, 2020 internet post by AlextheBodacious stating that he was “going to do a columbine for a while, [but] I think it would better to put it towards something more memorable”;
- An iFunny meme posted by Defendant on April 15, 2020 with the caption “should I kill joe biden?”;
- 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 above mentioned meme about killing Joe Biden, purchasing an AR-15 in New Hampshire, traveling to a Wendy’s within 4 miles of Joe Biden’s home, and writing a checklist note ending with “execute”;
- An April 20, 2020 video taken by Defendant’s cell phone while driving by Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas with audio of a male voice saying “There it is. That’s it. That’s the one, that’s where they did it. Allah Akbar! Ah hah, nice.”;
- A video created on April 23, 2020 with Defendant’s cell phone at O’Hare International Airport with audio of a male voice suggesting that it would be “awesome” to hijack a plane and fly it into a building;
- Images taken on or around April 26, 2020 at Range 56 shooting range at the Fort Bragg training area in North Carolina;
- A description of and images from an electronic document entitled “A Guide to Mass Shooting” found on one of Defendant’s hard drives;
- Drawings found in Defendant’s jail cell in August 2020 showing a stick figure labeled “me” beating a stick figure labeled “whoever the f*** calls the cops on a parked car” with a bat;
- A handwritten “Autobiography” found in Defendant’s jail cell referencing mass shootings;
- An image found on one of Defendant’s hard drives of a Polish passport that had been edited to bear Defendant’s face instead of the face of the original holder;
- Images of Defendant’s current passport and a notation inside indicating that it is a replacement for a lost passport;
- Audio from a May 29, 2020 jail call between Defendant and his mother,Kimberly Treisman, in which she suggests that Defendant should “jump bail”
According to the order, a lawyer for Treisman asked an agent if he was aware that Treisman had been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. The court filing said agents asked Treisman if he had any mental health conditions and they were told he did not. Further, according to the court transcript during an interview with investigators, Treisman said he has an interest in terrorist incidents and mass shootings. In fact, the court records indicate that Treisman confirmed using different online aliases to post comments "referencing pedophilia and executing those he hates" and posted at least one post on social media expressing desire to commit a mass shooting.
Triesman’s cell phone search history also revealed that between March and May of 2020, he researched “Joe Biden’s home address, state gun laws, rifle parts, and night vision goggles.” He also traveled to a Wendy’s within four miles of Joe Biden’s home, according to the report.
According to Count On 2 NBC, law enforcement officials found a drawing “showing a stick figure labeled ‘me’ beating a stick figure labeled ‘whoever the f— calls the cops on a parked car’ with a bat” and “a handwritten autobiography… referencing mass shootings," in Treisman's jail cell.
Given the evidence discovered by agents during their investigation, the judge ruled, “that no combination of available release conditions would reasonably assure the safety of the community, and that a preponderance of evidence establishes that no conditions would ensure Defendant’s presence in court.”