The headline says driver arrested, Nazil flag recovered, when it should say Nazi arrested, memorabilia Nazi flag recovered. There is a lot of underground chatter going on about 60000 pounds or 30 tons of ammonium nitrate that went missing on a train last week, and so authorities are on the lookout for U-Haul’s and various trucks that could carry such an explosive device. This could of course have been one, but it turns out its some homeless junkie who should barely rate a page 13 story. Either way this guy is toast and will probably be sent to the nut house for an extensive examination.
The suspect, identified as Sai Varshith Kandula, made threatening statements about the White House at the scene of Monday night’s incident, a law enforcement official told NBC News. A Nazi flag was seized by authorities at the scene.
The driver of a truck that crashed into security barriers near the White House on Monday night has been identified as a 19-year-old from Missouri who was arrested on multiple charges, including threatening to kill or harm a president, vice president or family member, officials said.
The driver was Sai Varshith Kandula of Chesterfield, U.S. Park Police said Tuesday morning.
Kandula was further charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and trespassing.
Authorities said the preliminary investigation indicates Kandula “intentionally crashed” into the bollards outside Lafayette Park. A Nazi flag was seized by authorities at the scene of the incident.
No one was injured.
A law enforcement official told NBC News that the suspect made threatening statements about the White House at the scene but was quickly detained. The truck was found to contain no weapons or explosives, the official said, without providing further details about the incident.
Asked for their reaction, the official said: “I don’t think there’s any place for a Nazi flag or the statements that he made.”
The white U-Haul box truck crashed into the barriers on the north side of Lafayette Square, just a few hundred feet from the White House, just before 10 p.m. ET.
President Joe Biden’s exact whereabouts at the time of the incident were unclear. He had met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Monday night at the White House to discuss the debt limit.