Indian Young Man Tries to Kill US President, Crashed Truck Near White House:
A man named Sai Varshith Kandula, aged 19, expressed his desire to “reach the White House, take control, and assume leadership of the nation.” NBC News reported that a person of Indian origin arrested in Washington D.C. after he drove a rented box truck into the security barriers near the White House on Monday night. The individual allegedly confessed to authorities that he admires Nazis and had intentions of “seizing power” and “assassinating the president.”
Sai Varshith Kandula, who is 19 years old, rented a U-Haul truck on Monday upon arriving at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. from St. Louis, Missouri, on a one-way ticket. This information stated in a factual document filed in the federal district court in the U.S. capital.
Expected Charges on Kandula:
Kandula expected to face charges of “threatening to assassinate a president, vice president, or a family member,” as well as charges of “assault with a dangerous weapon,” “reckless operation of a motor vehicle,” and “trespassing.”
Kandula allegedly informed authorities that he had been planning the attack for six months and documented his plans in a “green book.” Additionally, he expressed admiration for Hitler, identifying him as a “strong leader.”
No explosives or weapons found in the truck or in Kandula’s possession. The U-Haul truck rented by Kandula himself in Herndon, Virginia, with a valid contract in his name, according to a report by the Indian Express. The report also mentioned that individuals can rent a truck from U-Haul at the age of 18, and there were no indications on Kandula’s rental record that would have raised any concerns to prevent the contract from being issue.
On Tuesday, FBI agents were observed entering and exiting Kandula’s residence in Chesterfield, a suburb of St. Louis. The Chesterfield police have no records of any prior contact with Kandula or any service calls made to his family’s home, as confirmed by Captain Daniel Dunn in an NBC News interview.