U-Haul driver identified, charged after crashing truck into barriers near White House: police

WASHINGTON – Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old Missouri man they say intentionally rammed a U-Haul truck into security barriers on the north side of Lafayette Square near the White House Monday.

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.

The collision happened just before 10:00 p.m. near 16th Street. Roadways and walkways around the area were closed off while police investigated.

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