MOBILE (Ala.) — Federal authorities announced Wednesday that a man from Alabama was charged with calling the White House and threatening President Joe Biden.
A criminal complaint was filed by U.S. Secret Service alleging that John Andrew Bazor Jr. 37, from Mobile called the White House switchboard July 10 with the threat of death and left a message. On Monday, he was taken into custody in Mobile, South Alabama.
The prosecution asked for a judge’s order to conduct a psychiatric assessment to establish whether Bazor can stand trial. WALA-TV reported. According to WALA-TV, prosecutors requested a psychiatric evaluation because of Bazor’s refusal to see mental health counselors and the outbursts he had earlier in the week.
Bazor’s lawyer, stated that he supported the need for a mental evaluation and said the prosecution’s filing raised serious questions as to whether the client was criminally liable because of his mental illness.
The complaint stated that Secret Service agents followed Bazor to the Mobile motel Monday. The complaint states that Bazor admitted to having used his phone number to contact the White House.
Federal Investigators discovered that Bazor made multiple calls to Mobile’s Secret Service Office in Mobile before calling the White House. According to the complaint. The complaint also stated that he had called both the State Department of the CIA.