Alexander Hillel Treisman, a 19-year-old North Carolina man was arrested in possession of multiple firearms, ammunition, explosive materials, books on bomb making and Islam, along with hundred of thousands of dollars in cash. Authorities claim he had plans murder Joe Biden. His electronics contained child porn and terroristic threats.
Suspect plotted to murder Joe Biden
Employees at a bank in Kannapolis, North Carolina called police when they discovered an abandoned van parked in their parking lot early one morning. Police responding to the call started their investigation by looking into the van’s windows where they claim to have spotted an AR-15 behind the front seats. This was enough probable cause to have the vehicle towed to a secure location where their search led to some alarming discoveries.
According to court documents, the abandoned van was a treasure trove of suspicious materials. Police found a canister of the explosive substance tannerite. Books on bomb making, survival skills and Islam. Drawings of swastikas and airplanes crashing into buildings. Half a dozen other firearms as well as ammunition. $500,000 in plastic wrapped cash was found inside the van, which is believed to be the suspect’s inheritance.
The suspect, Alexander Hillel Treisman, was taken into custody by Kannapolis police when he showed up at the bank later that morning to retrieve his van. Officers charged him with possession of a concealed weapon and then turned him over to federal authorities for further investigation.
Fascinated by murder and terror attacks
The loaded van was just the tip of the iceberg in this investigation. After analyzing the electronic devices found in Treisman’s vehicle, a federal grand jury indicted him on three counts of possession of child pornography. Authorities also found evidence that Treisman was fascinated by mass shootings and terror attacks.
Investigators found video footage on Treisman’s smart phone where he filmed himself joking about the mass shooting at Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas, which resulted in 61 deaths including the perpetrator.
In the cell phone footage, Treisman allegedly cracks jokes as he drives past the casino. “That’s where they did it. Allah Akbar! Ah hah, nice.” In another disturbing video, Treisman is at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, talking about how awesome it would be to hijack a plane and crash it into a building.
Suspect wanted to “save Bernie”
Investigators discovered that between the months of March and May this year, Treisman searched online for Joe Biden’s home address. During this time he was also searching for various rifle parts as well as night vision goggles. He later posted a meme online with the phrase, “Should I kill Joe Biden?” He also stated his motive behind the murder was to “save Bernie,” refering to Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders who ultimately lost the nomination to Joe Biden.
Treiseman went as far as taking his AR-15 with him to a Wendy’s restaurant that was within four miles of Joe Biden’s home. He allegedly wrote himself a checklist with the final task being, “execute.”
Treisman admitted to federal investigators that him and his friends were interested in reading about terror attacks and liked to joke around about it online. He also admitted he’s lost friends over cruel jokes he made about the attacks on September 11, 2001 when nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives.
Treisman is being held on a long list of charges as the investigation continues. US Magistrate Judge Joe Webster insisted that “no release conditions would reasonably assure the safety of the community, and a preponderance of evidence establishes that no conditions would ensure Defendant’s presence in court.”