AUS Indian teenager was arrested after he crashed into a security barrier across from the White House – which police believe was intentional – and said he wanted to kill President Joe Biden.
On May 22, 2023, at around 10 pm, the U-Haul truck smashed into the barrier near the north side of Lafayette Square.
The driver was identified as 19-year-old Sai Varshith Kandula, a resident of St Louis, Missouri.
No one was injured in the crash.
After the crash, Kandula exited the vehicle with a Nazi flag and started shouting as Park Police and Secret Service officers approached him
According to the court document, he said he bought the flag online because Nazis “have a great history”.
It is also alleged that Kandula said he “admires their authoritarian nature, Eugenics, and their one world order”.
Kandula identified Hitler as a “strong leader” whom he admires.
When questioned by investigators, Kandula said his goal was to “get into the White House, seize power, and be put in charge of the nation”.
He also said he would “kill the president if that’s what I have to do and would hurt anyone that would stand in my way”