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Teen arrested for trying to kill Joe Biden had Nazi flag in wrecked truck

A red and black swastika banner found during a police search of the truck.


A man who crashed a U-Haul truck containing a Nazi flag near the White House has been arrested and charged with attempting to kill or injure the president, police said Tuesday.

The driver apparently deliberately drove into bollards outside Lafayette Park just before 10 p.m. (0200 GMT) on Monday, US park police said, adding that no one was injured.

Television footage showed a red and black swastika banner that was found during a police search of the truck.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, of Chesterfield, Missouri, park police said in a statement Tuesday.

He said he was charged with “assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, threat to kill/kidnap/injure a president, vice president or member of the family, destruction of federal property and trespassing”.

A local Fox affiliate reported that some guests at a nearby hotel said they were told to evacuate after the crash.

A station reporter posted video of the scene showing a robot searching the truck’s loading area.

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