19-year-old Indian-origin Nazi admirer arrested for crashing truck near White House

An Indian-origin teenager from Missouri, Sai Varshith Kandula, has been arrested in Washington after he drove his rented box truck into security barriers at Lafayette Square, near the White House on Monday night.

According to the charges, Kandula later told the Secret Service agents that he had flown from St. Louis on a one-way ticket that night. He wanted to “get to the White House, seize power, and be put in charge of the nation”. Kandula also said he would “kill the president” if that’s what he has to do.

While there were no injuries or ongoing danger, the investigators found a Nazi swastika flag that apparently came from inside the truck.

Kandula bought the flag online because he admires the Nazis’ “great history” as well as their “authoritarian nature, eugenics, and their one world order”.