The young man was charged with “threatening” the president and “trespassing on federal property” by driving his truck into one of the fences near the President’s Mansion.
19-year-old man charged with ‘threatening’ US President Joe Biden A police source said Monday night after his truck rammed a fence near the White House.
A Missouri resident was arrested just before 10 p.m. local time while driving a rental truck, the National Park Police said in a statement.
“The first elements of the investigation indicate that he intentionally crashed into the Lafayette Park fence in front of the White House,” said Sergeant Thomas Twiname, a police spokesman.
“No Secret Service or White House personnel were injured, and the cause and circumstances of the incident are under investigation,” the agency said in a statement.
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The young man is now facing charges of “assault,” “dangerous driving,” “threatening to kill, kidnap, or injure the president, vice president, or their family members,” and “destruction and trespassing of federal property.” Subject to procedure. .
Biden was briefed on the situation on Tuesday morning, according to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. “We are relieved that no one was injured last night and thank the police and law enforcement for their prompt response,” he told reporters.
Authorities have blocked several roads around President Joe Biden’s mansion and said they were investigating the incident but had not found anything dangerous inside the car. But witnesses said they found a Nazi flag with a large swastika on the truck.