A U-Haul truck crashed into safety limitations round Lafayette Sq. throughout the road from the White Home Monday night time, the Secret Service stated. The driving force of the truck was arrested and apparently had a Nazi flag with him.
The crash occurred simply earlier than 10 p.m., Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi tweeted.
“There have been no accidents to any Secret Service or White Home personnel and the trigger and method of the crash stay underneath investigation,” Guglielmi stated.
Regulation enforcement officers may very well be seen inspecting the truck. Shortly after 11 p.m., the again was opened and it appeared robots had been getting used to attempt to decide if something harmful was inside.
In a follow-up tweet, Guglielmi stated, “The truck has been deemed secure by D.C. police and preliminary investigation reveals the motive force could have deliberately struck” the limitations.
Later, U.S. Park Service police stated the motive force was arrested and charged with assault with a harmful weapon; reckless operation of a motorcar; a threaten to kill, kidnap or inflict hurt on a president, vp or member of the family; destruction of federal property and trespassing.
The driving force wasn’t instantly recognized by authorities.
A bystander instructed CBS Washington, D.C. affiliate WUSA-TV the U-Haul was attempting to crash into the White Home.
WUSA’s Troy Pope tweeted video from the scene of a Nazi flag the motive force apparently had within the truck:
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