Charlotte’s NBC News affiliate reports:
A man was arrested in Kannapolis with a van full of guns and explosives with plans to carry out an act of terrorism, including trying to assassinate Joe Biden.
“Through the windows, KPD officers observed an AR-15 style rifle, a box for a Taurus .380 handgun, a cannister of the explosive material Tannerite, and a box of 5.56 caliber ammunition,” the order said, referencing testimony from a FBI agent who investigated the case as part of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
The order said a search of the van found “approximately $509,000 of U.S. currency (believed to be Defendant’s inheritance), books (about survival, bomb making, improved weapons and Islam), drawing of swastikas and planes crashing into buildings” and five more guns.
The Daily Beast reports:
Alexander Hillel Treisman, originally from Seattle, was indicted by a federal grand jury in September on a child pornography charge after authorities stumbled upon his abandoned van at a Third Bank in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Inside, officers with the Kannapolis Police Department found a trove of weapons, including an AR-15 style rifle behind the driver’s seat, a canister of Tannerite, an explosive material, and more than $500,000.
According to court documents obtained by The Daily Beast, Treisman’s arrest spurred a shocking investigation that uncovered his affinity for mass shootings, racist ideologies, and interest in killing the Democratic presidential nominee. Treisman quickly became the target of a Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) investigation which included agents from multiple field offices around the country.
“Should I kill Joe Biden?”
A 19-year-old who was busted with a car full of guns and explosives debated killing the presidential candidate, traveling to a Wendy’s mere miles from the former vice president’s home. https://t.co/wm5neXswSS
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 22, 2020
New: A man was arrested in Kannapolis, NC in May with a van full of guns and explosives. Agents say they found electronic records showing he had researched Joe Biden’s address and considered carrying out a mass shooting https://t.co/P4RAY7KouF
— Nick Ochsner (@NickOchsnerWBTV) October 22, 2020