Kuachua Brillion Xiong was arrested in Iowa after he was pulled over with a hit list of government officials that he intended on killing. According to the California man he was upset with how the government was running the country and was driving to Washington D.C. to kill them.
He was found on Dec. 21 in Cass County and is currently being held in Pottawattamie County Jail. Brillion Xiong was charged with making threats against a former U.S. President. He made his first court appearance on Dec. 27.
The 25-year-old was halted at a traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 80. According to officers, Brillion Xiong was pulled over for speeding, driving aggressively and driving in and out of traffic lanes. When police were talking to him, he made multiple statements about his dislike of the government and his plans to kill those in charge.
According to police reports, Kuachua Brillion Xiong had an AR-15 rifle, ammunition, medical kits, body armor and a grappling hook. He also had a map of the White House grounds and showed officers the “weak spot” that he had identified while researching his plan. Additionally, he had the White House entered on his GPS.
Secret Service Agent Justin Larson wrote a criminal complaint against the 25-year-old and said that Brillion Xiong left his home in Sacramento, Calif. on Dec. 18 “with the intention of driving straight to the White House … to kill persons in power.”
Some of the government officials on his list included President Joe Biden, former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Mark Zuckerberg.
Officers said that Brillion Xiong’s “hit list” was a list of 100 TikTok videos. It is unclear what the videos were about. The suspect said that he was planning on letting President Joe Biden live if he agreed with his list of demands.
Reports said that Kuachua Brillion Xiong was a former grocery store clerk from Merced, Calif. Officers reported that his vehicle looked “lived in,” and the suspect told them that he had recently been fired from his job. His lawyer has not commented on his case.
During an interview with members of the Secret Service, Brillion Xiong allowed officers access to his personal belongings and phone. Court records said, “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.”
Records added that, “during the course of the interview, Xiong allowed investigators access to his personal cellular phone to corroborate his statements. Investigators found detailed notes within Xiong’s calendar and notes applications, including entries for ‘Survive supplies’ on October 19th, ‘Safe life defense order’ (body armor) on October 19th, ‘Safe life fed defense’ on October 22nd, ‘Rifle pickup’ on October 29th, ‘Silencer order’ on November 5th, and ‘Save USA’ on November 20th, 21st, and 27th.”
Kuachua Brillion Xiong said that he planned on using his grappling hook to climb the fences of the White House and to gain access to the building. He also told Secret Service officers that nothing would stop him from killing the people on his hit list and that if he was released, he would continue to drive to Washington D.C.
Police reports said that the 25-year-old planned on dying while killing the people on his hit list. Brillion Xiong said that he was driving to Washington D.C. to see as much of the country while he was still here.
The suspect is scheduled to appear in court again on Thursday.