U.S. police arrested a person who crashed his automobile with a Nazi flag close to the White Home, and charged him with making an attempt to kill President Joe Biden on Tuesday.
The driving force apparently drove intentionally into bollards outdoors Lafayette Park simply earlier than 10:00 p.m. (0200 GMT) on Monday, the U.S. Park Police mentioned, including that nobody was injured.
TV photos confirmed a pink and black swastika banner that had been discovered throughout a police search of the truck.
President Joe Biden was briefed on the state of affairs Tuesday morning, White Home spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre mentioned.
“He is relieved that nobody was injured final evening and grateful to the brokers and legislation enforcement officers who responded so rapidly,” she informed reporters.
The driving force of the automobile 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 motorized vehicle, threatening to kill, kidnap, inflict hurt on a president, vice chairman, or member of the family, destruction of federal property, and trespassing.”
A neighborhood affiliate of Fox Information reported that some friends in a close-by lodge mentioned they have been informed to evacuate after the crash.
A journalist with the station posted a video from the scene exhibiting a robotic looking the cargo space of the truck.