‘Heavily Armed’ California Man Arrested in Iowa Had ‘Hit List’ Including Biden, Fauci: Officials

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
December 30, 2021 Updated: December 30, 2021

Authorities in Iowa arrested a California man who was allegedly carrying a rifle and a “hit list” that included President Joe Biden and White House COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci.

Kuachua Brillion Xiong, from Merced, California, was taken into custody after he allegedly told police that he was on his way to the White House “to kill persons in power,” court records show (pdf). Xiong was pulled over for driving aggressively near Council Bluffs, Iowa, when officials allegedly discovered weapons and ammunition in his car.

In Xiong’s vehicle, police officers found a rifle, ammunition, medical kits, armor, and a grappling hook, according to the records.

“Xiong believes that he is the only person remaining who can free the United States of evil and it is necessary for him to kill those in positions of power,” Secret Service agent Justin Larson wrote in an affidavit.

​​“Xiong stated that he has no intention of returning to California to see his family because he plans on dying,” the affidavit also said, adding that he would do “whatever it takes” to get to Washington D.C.

“It is at this time Xiong began assembling the equipment needed to carry out his plan to kill those in power: an assault rifle, assault rifle magazines, ammunition, body armor, medical supplies, dark clothing, grappling hook, food, and cash,” the records said. “During the course of the interview, Xiong allowed investigators access to his personal cellular phone to corroborate his statements.”

Investigators further alleged that Xiong’s “hit list” also included Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and several former presidents.

The records also said that Xiong was planning to use the grappling hook to climb over the White House perimeter wall in what he described as a “weak spot.”

Earlier this week, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen H. Locher ordered Xiong to remain in custody ahead of a detention hearing Thursday, records say, according to the Sacramento Bee. Xiong is currently being held in Pottawattamie County Jail in Council Bluffs.

It’s not clear if Xiong has an attorney.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.