On Monday evening, the driver of a U-Haul truck attempted to breach the White House’s security perimeter. After the collision near the White House, police detectives removed from a U-Haul vehicle what appeared to be a Nazi banner.
According to witnesses, the vehicle collided with a barrier twice before stopping. The incident occurred at 16th and H Street NW, north of Lafayette Park. The authorities unfolded the flag near the vehicle so the media could photograph it before it was folded and removed.
Internet users were immediately viewed with suspicion. They just found a Nazi flag in the car, correct? This was far too convenient, according to the FBI and Joe Biden’s assessment of the awful white supremacist threat in the United States. It had the same smell as another fed facility.
I was waking up and thinking we are due for a Good False Flag to distract everyone.
And we get this. Someone crashed a Uhaul into the White House Barricades last night with nothing but a Nazi Flag?!?
I really Miss when the Feds Tried harder on these. pic.twitter.com/DfC8ndgl4A
— Jason Robertson (@JRobFromMN) May 23, 2023
On Tuesday, the driver was named by local news station FOX 5.
Sai Varshith Kandula – a 19-year-old man from Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb west of St. Louis.
U.S. Park Police say Sai Varshith Kandula of Chesterfield, Missouri, was taken into custody at the scene. Kandula faces multiple charges including assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, the threat to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm on a President, Vice President, or family, destruction of federal property, and trespassing.
Officials released his name Tuesday. No one was injured in the crash.
Numerous Asians and Asian Americans reside in Chesterfield, Missouri.
This is Sai:
This is Sai Varshith Kandula, the Missouri man who drove a U-Haul into the White House gates
The media is referring to him as a “white supremacist” after authorities found a Nazi flag in the vehicle
Just wanted to share his driver’s license photo
PC: @karol pic.twitter.com/15PgcmsGTz
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) May 23, 2023
UPDATE: Sai Kandula graduated from Marquette High School in West St. Louis. He has a limited internet profile.
It’s also very important to note that Sai is NOT a US citizen.
WASHINGTON- Man accused in U-Haul crash near WHite House ordered held pending detention hearing.
Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather ordered Sai Kandula to be held in detention until a detention hearing on Tuesday afternoon.
— Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) May 24, 2023
The New York Post reported:
Kandula, from Missouri, slammed the box truck into barriers along Lafayette Square just steps from the White House late Monday, US Park Police officials said.
He had allegedly planned the attack for six months, with his goal to “get to the White House, seize power, and be put in charge of the nation,” records show.
Kandula was accused of threatening to “Kill the President If that’s what I have to do,” and praised Nazism and Hitler.
He was originally charged with threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict harm on a president, vice president or family member, as well as assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, trespassing and destruction of federal property, US Park Police said.
His federal charges have since been downgraded to a single count of depredation of property of the United States in excess of $1,000.
Kandula reportedly purchased his Nazi emblem online because “Nazis have a great history” and he admired their “authoritarian nature, Eugenics, and one world order.”