Jan 29, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Kansas man charged with threatening Biden's life

Photo of Joe Biden's side profile as he looks down
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A Kansas man has been charged with threatening President Biden's life, according to a criminal complaint first obtained by the Daily Beast.

Driving the news: Scott Merryman, a construction contractor, allegedly claimed that God told him to travel to the White House and "cut off the head of the snake/anti-Christ," according to an affidavit filed on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

  • When Secret Service agents apprehended him in Hagerstown, Maryland, earlier in the week, they found no weapons but a loaded magazine containing three rounds of .45 ammunition and a spotting scope, which Merryman allegedly said was for "doing recon," per the complaint.
  • "I’m coming for his b---h a-- sleepy Joe," Merryman allegedly told an agent. "I’m talking about President Biden and you can quote me."
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