19-year-old Sai Vershith Kandula of Chesterfield, Missouri, has been identified as the man who rammed a U-Haul truck into a security barrier at the White House.
After his arrest, the man praised Adolf Hitler and stated he wanted to “kill the President” with the desire to overthrow the government.
Kandula is now facing several charges, including threatening to kill or harm a president, vice president, or family member. According to CNN, More charges may be applied at a later date. Kandula is currently held without bail and has not entered a formal plea.
In addition to stating he wanted to kidnap President Joe Biden, Kandula removed a Nazi flag from his backpack after the crash. He stated, “Nazi’s have a great history” and “Hitler was a strong leader.”
The U-Haul truck hit the north side of Lafayette Square near the White House around 10 p.m. No law enforcement officials or citizens were injured in the crash.
Additional charges include threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict harm on a president, vice president, or their families.
There were no injuries in the incident. Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesperson for the Secret Service, said in a statement a “preliminary investigation reveals the driver may have intentionally struck” the barrier.