Here We Go: Police Find Nazi Flag in U-Haul Truck that Crashed into Barrier Near the White House (Video)
Police investigators pulled an apparent Nazi flag from a U-Haul truck crashed into a barrier near the White House Monday night. Eyewitnesses say the truck was driven twice into a barrier before stopping. The incident took place at the north side of Lafayette Park at 16th and H St, NW. Police laid out the flag on the sidewalk near the truck, apparently for the media to film, before folding it up and taking it away.
Screen image from video posted by @itszaboji/Twitter
The driver was detained by Secret Service officers. There were no reported injuries. Several nearby buildings, including two hotels–the Hay Adams and Sofitel–were evacuated as a precaution. A robot was sent to inspect the truck for explosives.
A photo of the flag was posted by WUSA-TV reporter Troy Pope.
NEW: Investigators pulled what appears to be a Nazi flag out of the U-Haul, but they haven’t provided any further details.
Here’s what we know: https://t.co/cXt81Ji2NApic.twitter.com/jBsb1uPJA3
— Troy Pope (@troycpope) May 23, 2023
There was a flag laid out outside the truck – you can see it on the ground
This is the truck police say a man crashed into the fencing outside the #[email protected]/4H9iXdzs7d
— 𝙆𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙚 𝙇𝙪𝙨𝙨𝙤 (@KatieLusso) May 23, 2023
Video by freelancer Nathan Howard shows the flag being folded up and taken away by police after being laid out for the media to film.
What appears to be a Nazi flag was just pulled from the cab of a U Haul truck that rammed the fence at Lafayette Square in front of the White House.
— Nathan Howard (@SmileItsNathan) May 23, 2023
NEW VIDEO: Chris says he was walking home from his run on the mall when he witnessed uhaul driver ram the barricade at Lafayette Park near White House a second time.
“I decided it was time to get the hell out of there” he says
Stay with @fox5dc#breaking#dcpic.twitter.com/hE3JoRCFV5
— angie goff (@OhMyGOFF) May 23, 2023
Took this photo of the White House and immediately heard a crash behind me.
Figured someone may have accidentally crashed
Source: The Gateway Pundit