Indian origin teen crashes truck into White House barriers
A teenager of Indian origins named Sai Varshith Kandula was detained after crashing a truck into the security barriers outside the White House, the official residence of the President of the United States. The event happened around 10 p.m. on Monday, May 22, in Washington, DC’s Lafayette Square. According to the BBC, neighbouring hotels such as the Hay Adams, which is only 236 meters from the White House, were evacuated as a precaution.
According to the affidavit, Kandula informed the officers that the flag he displayed at the scene was a swastika he had purchased online, expressing his belief in the “great history” of Nazis. Furthermore, he purportedly admired their “authoritarian nature, Eugenics, and one world order.” Kandula also acknowledged to admiring Adolf Hitler, describing him as “a strong leader.” Kandula is accused of threatening to kill, kidnap, or damage a president, vice president, or family member, according to sources.
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