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Driver Who Crashed Outside White House Charged With Threatening President

Investigators found a Nazi flag inside the truck

A man who crashed a rented box truck into security barriers near the White House was charged with threatening the president, U.S. Park Police said on Tuesday, following an overnight incident that authorities said may have been intentional.

A Reuters witness said investigators found a Nazi swastika flag inside the truck, which crashed into barriers at Lafayette Square, a public area one block from the White House compound, on Monday evening.

The driver, identified as Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, of Chesterfield, Missouri, faces several charges including threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict harm on the president, vice president or a family member, the U.S. Park Police said in a statement.

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