22 May 2023: Washington D.C.

Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, flew to Washington, rented a U-Haul truck and drove straight to the White House. Once there he crashed the rental truck into a security barrier and began waving around a Nazi flag. Authorities said this action was the culmination of his six-month plan to “seize power” from the government. After ramming the vehicle into the barrier on the north side of Lafayette Square, he removed the flag from a backpack according to the charging documents. He was arrested by a U.S. Park Police officer who arrived at the scene of the crash and observed him take out the flag. Reports say Kandula told Secret Service agents that he’d flown from St. Louis on a one-way ticket and wanted to “get to the White House, seize power, and be put in charge of the nation.” He said he would “kill the president, if that’s what I have to do,” the charges state.