A person who crashed a U-Haul truck containing a Nazi flag close to the White Home has been arrested and charged with making an attempt to kill or hurt the president, police mentioned Tuesday.
The motive force apparently drove intentionally into bollards exterior Lafayette Park simply earlier than 10:00 pm (0200 GMT) on Monday, the US Park Police mentioned, including that nobody was injured.
TV photographs confirmed a purple and black swastika banner that had been discovered throughout a police search of the truck.
The motive force of the car was recognized as Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, of Chesterfield, Missouri, the Park Police mentioned in a press release Tuesday.
It mentioned he was charged with “assault with a harmful weapon, reckless operation of a motorcar, threatening to kill/kidnap/ inflict hurt on a president, vice chairman, or member of the family, destruction of federal property, and trespassing.”
A neighborhood Fox affiliate reported that some visitors in a close-by resort mentioned they have been instructed to evacuate after the crash.
A journalist with the station posted video from the scene displaying a robotic looking the cargo space of the truck.
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