On Saturday, the US Secret Service indicted a Kansas man for threatening President Joe Biden. The man, identified as Scott Ryan Merryman, has been charged with making threats against the president and interstate communications that contain a threat of harm, DailyExpertNews reported.
He is said to have told officers that “he was told by God to travel to Washington, DC to ‘cut off the head of the serpent in the heart of the nation'”.
Officers found Scott Ryan Merryman in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Hagerstown, Maryland, on Wednesday, according to an indictment.
He is said to have explained to the agents that he was on his way to the White House because “he had to deliver a message to President Biden and advise him that people had enough of the divisions in the country and should return to God (or to the go to hell). ),” DailyExpertNews reports.
Secret Service agents said in the complaint that they searched Merryman and found a magazine containing three cartridges of .45 ammunition and a telescope in his backpack, but no weapons.
They said Merryman told them that God told him to bring the ammunition and that the telescope was for “reconnaissance,” DailyExpertNews reported.
He also called the White House switchboard, according to court records, and made threats against Biden. In the appeal to the White House, Merryman is said to have said that he would “come to the White House and cut off the head of the serpent/antichrist”.
The White House operator called Secret Service and an agent then spoke to Merryman. During the conversation with the agent, Merryman is said to have said, “I’m here for his sleepy Joe. I’m talking about President Biden and you can quote me,” DailyExpertNews reported.
The officer said Merryman continued to make threats, saying, “I’m coming with three bullets without guns.”
“You have two minutes and then I’ll come,” he said to the officer, according to the complaint. “That’s it! You’re dead!”