(Headline USA) Police have arrested a Missouri man they believe intentionally crashed a U-Haul truck into a security barrier at a park across from the White House, in what appeared to many to be yet another example of a false-flag operation by unhinged left-wing extremists.
we demand better psyops
— John Murdoch (@jnomurdoch) May 23, 2023
The box truck’s driver smashed into the barrier near the north side of Lafayette Square on Monday at around 10 p.m., Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement.
No one was injured in the crash.
The driver was identified as 19-year-old Sai Varshith Kandula, of Chesterfield, a St. Louis suburb. Among other things, Kandula appeared to be in possession of a Nazi flag.
Breaking News: I have a very reliable tip that the driver of the U-haul that crashed into Lafayette Square near the White House gate is Sai Varshith Kandula. This pic is from his Missouri Driver's License. pic.twitter.com/XNLmN9l39J
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) May 23, 2023
A witness, Chris Zaboji, said Kandula smashed into the barrier at least twice.
Zaboji, a 25-year-old pilot who lives in Washington, was finishing a run close by Lafayette Square when he heard the loud crash of the U-Haul truck hitting the barrier. He said he took out his phone and captured the moment the truck struck the barrier again before he heard sirens approaching.
“When the van backed up and rammed it again, I decided I wanted to get out of there,” he said.
Officers from the Secret Service and the Metropolitan Police Department searched the truck after the crash.
Video posted by WUSA-TV shows a police officer at the scene picking up and inventorying several pieces of evidence from the truck, including the Nazi flag.
You’re telling me someone drove a Uhaul with nothing but a Nazi flag in it, tried to ram it into the White House, got stuck on a curb, then the police spread out the flag on the pavement so the media can get it in the shot…
The Left needed a narrative change. They got it. pic.twitter.com/iWETUky14f
— ItsAScraperG ^^ Involuntary Grifter 🦁 (@ItsAScraperG) May 23, 2023
Based on a preliminary investigation, investigators believe the driver “may have intentionally struck the security barriers at Lafayette Square,” Guglielmi said. Authorities offered no additional details about the possible motive.
His ethnic name suggested, however, that this was just the latest example of a so-called white-supremacist attack being carried out by a brown-skinned indivudual.
Several people took to Twitter to convey their incredulity, Twitchy reported.
Just imagine. Renting a whole entire uhaul truck only to put a single nazi flag in the back before a weak attempt at an "attack" 100% staged.
— Rusty (@Rusty_Foxxo) May 23, 2023
Let me get this straight… so you are telling me a guy with a Nazi flag in an empty Uhaul Truck randomly plowed into a White House barricade at low speeds, then gave up immediately and got arrested, and the FBI laid out the flag in front of the truck for the perfect photo op?
— Blehhhhhhcat (@CinderellaErine) May 23, 2023
Others even linked it to the Jussie Smollett race hoax, in which he claimed two Africa-born assailants with whom he had previously been friends assaulted him on the streets of Chicago while declaring it to be “MAGA Country.”
CNN has released an image of the suspects in the U-Haul wreck outside the White House pic.twitter.com/eBzxJ0UzPY
— Gain of Fauci (@DschlopesIsBack) May 23, 2023
That poor uhaul van was just out getting a subway sandwich and then it was assaulted and had a nazi flag put in it. It had been temporarily blinded after having bleach poured on its headlights. While fleeing home it accidentally crashed into the gates to the whitehouse.
— Minitru Approved Content (@MinistryApprove) May 23, 2023
The incident it comes as top officials with the Biden administration, including Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick Garland, have stretched to the breaking point a bogus narrative claiming that the nation’s No. 1 threat is “white supremacy” even with many notable acts of white supremacist terrorism have been committed by non-whites.
Most recently, Mauricio Garcia, a man of Latino origin with possible connections to drug cartels, was posthumously accused of white supremacy after a mass-shooting spree that left eight Texas mall-goers dead, including three children.
Several major media outlets known for working with intelligence officials to conduct psy-ops and spread disinformation quickly reported afterward on the discovery of an account from Garcia on a little-known Russian blog site, in which he appeared to display tattoos with Nazi symbols.
Last year, the FBI was revealed to have been pressuring field agents to falsely re-label their cases as “domestic extremism” in order to fit with the agency’s broader narrative as it desperately tries to target law-abiding U.S. citizens who express opposition to the Biden administration.
how convenient. a 'nazi' flag was found inside pic.twitter.com/BqXkdeqKUn
— Zindo (@ZindoNow) May 23, 2023
Following Monday’s incident, the U.S. Park Police said Kandula was arrested on multiple charges, including threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict harm on a president, vice president or member of their family; assault with a dangerous weapon; reckless driving; destruction of federal property; and trespassing.
No attorney was listed for Kandula in court records, multiple telephone numbers listed under his surname in public records were out of service, and efforts by the Associated Press to reach relatives who could speak on his behalf on Tuesday were not immediately successful.
Lafayette Square, which offers perhaps the best view of the White House available to the public, has long been one of the nation’s most prominent venues for demonstrations. The park was closed for nearly a year after federal authorities fenced off the area at the height of nationwide protests over policing following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but it reopened in May 2021.
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press