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Sai Varsith Kandula, 19, has been named as the alleged neo-Nazi accused of purposefully slamming a U-Haul truck into a White House security barrier, The Post has learned.
Kandula, a Chesterfield, Missouri man, was identified as the person who careened the box truck – adorned with a Nazi flag – into barriers along Lafayette Square, roughly just steps from the White House, Monday night, US Park Police officials said. He has since been 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. Law enforcement sources told ABC News Kandula rented a U-Haul vehicle from Dulles International Airport in Virginia after traveling from St. Louis.
After barreling the vehicle into the security barriers, he reportedly exited the front seat and started waving the red, swastika-emblazoned flag before he was taken into custody. Kandula allegedly told FBI investigators he wanted to take control of the government and kill the president, ABC reported.
Sai Varsith Kandula is 19 years old.
Suspect in U-Haul crash identified
Investigators are probing whether mental health played a role and it was not immediately clear when he would appear in court. Footage posted by the Insider Paper from the scene shows the box truck ramming into the barrier before coming to a stop. No one was injured in the crash. Chris Zaboji, 25, told reporters he was running in the area when he heard the commotion He described the driver crashing into the security barrier at least two times. “When the van backed up and rammed it again, I decided I wanted to get out of there,” he told reporters.
In addition to the Nazi flag, investigators recovered duct tape, a backpack, and a notebook filled with writing from inside the vehicle, FOX 5 DC reported. A video posted by FOX 5’s Shomari Stone shows authorities using a robot to investigate the vehicle. CNN cited a law enforcement source in reporting that no explosives were found inside. Had he passed through the security barrier, Kandula would have encountered two more layers of fencing before making it to the White House, according to FOX 5.
A LinkedIn page that appears to belong to Kandula shows no undergraduate or employment history, but shows Kandula graduated from Marquette High School in Chesterfield. “hi my name is Sai, and my career pursuit is dedicated to the field of data analytics,” the page states. Kandula describes being skilled in Python and Java coding languages. He writes he is “currently certified in Google, and IBM as a data analyst, and have completed courses which certify my skills in that field.” An attorney was not listed for Kandula as of Tuesday morning.