Feds Say DC U-Haul Nazi Had Planned Other Attacks

The Washington Post reports:

The man who crashed a U-Haul truck into a security barrier outside the White House last month wanted to overthrow the government and replace it with a dictatorship “fueled by Nazi ideology,” and he had planned other attacks, a federal prosecutor said in court Friday.

The revelations came during a hearing before Magistrate Judge Moxila A. Upadhyaya, who denied bond for 19-year-old Sai Varshith Kandula, saying he presented a threat to the community.

Kandula is being held on a charge of destruction of government property, after he repeatedly rammed a U-Haul truck into security bollards that protect Lafayette Square north of the White House on May 22, prosecutors allege. Kandula then exited the vehicle and unfurled a red and white flag featuring a Nazi swastika, according to charging documents.

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Kandula reportedly flew to DC on a one-way ticket, rented the U-Haul at the airport, and drove directly to the White House. He is a permanent US resident, having emigrated from India as a child.