Alabama Man Charged With Threatening To Kill President Biden

An Alabama man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly threatened to kill President Joe Biden.

John Andrew Bazor, Jr., 37, is accused of calling the White House on July 10 and telling a switchboard operator, “I am coming to assassinate the president. I can’t wait to see your faces when I put a bullet in him,” according to a complaint filed by the U.S. Secret Service.

Bazor was arrested Monday in Mobile, in southern Alabama. Prosecutors on Wednesday asked a judge to order a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he is competent to stand trial, WALA-TV reported.

According to the criminal complaint, which was obtained by The Birmingham News, Bazor visited the U.S. Secret Service office in Mobile on July 8, “rambling about USSS having ruined his life.”

The complaint indicates that Bazor also called the Secret Service office several times during the weekend of July 9 and left a series of rambling voicemails, including one in which he claimed to have visited the Federal Bureau of Investigation office in Mobile to file a complaint. He also claimed to have called the United States Department of State and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Bazor’s mother told agents he has been using meth since 2017 and she tried to have him committed for treatment several times. Bazor has never been officially diagnosed with mental illness but has exhibited signs of instability for years, she said. She also “expressed concern” when agents told her about the phone calls her son allegedly made.

“She advised agents that Bazor had been attempting to have her rent him a vehicle so that he could travel to Washington, D.C. for an unknown reason,” the complaint states. “[She] also advised that she sleeps with her car keys in her pillowcase, otherwise Bazor will take her vehicle without authorization.”

Bazor was tracked to a nearby hotel where he admitted to agents that he called the White House and made the threat, and was taken into custody according to the complaint.

“I asked Bazor if he wanted to carry out this threat, to which he replied, ‘Yes.’ When asked why, Bazor said that he did not wish to harm the President, but then contradicted himself and said he did,” the complaint states.

Bazor is charged with making threats against the president and interstate threatening communications.

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