Officials charge man who said he was 'coming for' Biden

A Kansas man who told a Secret Service agent he was “coming for” President Biden was charged Friday with uttering threats against the pr...


A Kansas man who told a Secret Service agent he was “coming for” President Biden was charged Friday with uttering threats against the president, federal court documents show.

The man, Scott Ryan Merryman, made the threats for three days, starting Tuesday, when he called police in Independence, Kan. the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

The US Secret Service called Mr Merryman on Wednesday and he told an agent he had been instructed by God to visit Mr Biden and cut ‘the head of the serpent at the heart of the nation’, according to an affidavit written by Lisa Koerber, a Secret Service agent.

Mr. Merryman said he was not referring to Mr. Biden or threatening the president, according to the affidavit.

It was unclear whether Mr Merryman had a lawyer and he did not respond to messages for comment on Saturday. The White House did not immediately respond to a message for comment, and the Secret Service referred questions to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Maryland, which did not respond to a message.

Later Wednesday, officers met Mr. Merryman in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel in Maryland where they searched him and found three .45 caliber cartridges and a spyglass, a type of small telescope, according to the affidavit. Officers did not find a weapon and Mr. Merryman told them he did not have one. They did not specify where they found the scope and ammunition.

Mr. Merryman “said the purpose of the spyglass was to ‘do reconnaissance,'” Ms. Koerber wrote. When asked why he was going to the White House, Merryman said “he had to deliver a message to President Biden,” the affidavit states.

That message, according to the affidavit, was to inform Mr. Biden “that people are tired of the division in the country and turn to God.”

Mr Merryman called an officer later that day and said: ”I have a bullet with your name on it,” Ms Koerber wrote.

On Thursday, he called the White House switchboard and said he was coming to “cut off the head of the serpent/Antichrist,” Ms. Koerber wrote. When an agent called him later that day, Mr. Merryman said he was “coming to get” Mr. Biden, according to the affidavit.

In the affidavit, Ms. Koerber also posted images from a Facebook account that she said belonged to Mr. Merryman.

The affidavit cited several articles from the account that described Secret Service members as “agents of darkness” and said he had threatened an agent with a bullet.

Mr. Merryman was also charged with one count of interstate communication containing a threat of harm.

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