US: Indian-origin man charged with attempting to kill president after he rams truck near White House
A man of Indian origin was arrested in Washington on Monday after he crashed a truck into security barriers near the White House, the New York Times reported. After the crash, he took out a Nazi flag from his backpack. He later told the authorities that he wanted to kill the US president and admired Adolf Hitler.
Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, has said that his goal was to “get to the White House, seize power and be put in charge of the nation”, according to an affidavit filed in a US District Court on Tuesday. When asked how he planned to seize power, Kandula said he would “kill the president if that’s what I have to do and would hurt anyone that would stand in my way”. He had been planning the attack for six months, Kandula told the investigators.
Among other offences, Kandula has been charged with threatening to kill or kidnap or harm a president, vice president or family member, the New York Times reported.
Here are the court doc’s 👉 compiled by @SecretService in this investigation.
19yo Sai Kandula was held w/out bond by a D.C. Superior Court judge today. He’s expected to appear at the federal courthouse tomorrow. No time announced yet. @fox5dc continues to follow developments https://t.co/qLUZvIIo1A pic.twitter.com/FFneR5bQUb
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