Man dies after vehicle smashes into White House security barrier

People pass outside of the White House, on April 14, 2024
The White House -Credit:Getty Images

A vehicle has tragically slammed into a White House security barrier leading to a fatality, as revealed by The Metropolitan Police Department. An investigation ensues following the loss of a man involved in the accident which unfolded near the White House on Saturday night.

The incident was reported around 10:45 p. m.

, at the crossroads of Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street in Northwest D. C.

Upon reaching the scene, police found the devastated man who was declared dead.

Authorities shared that a car had rammed through a security boundary around the White House. This incident is being treated as a traffic mishap for now, reports the Mirror US.

Notably, this follows an incident in January where a man was detained by the US Secret Service after his vehicle hit a barricade surrounding the White House compound - unfolding just before 6:00 p. m. local time.

According to Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesperson for the Secret Service, the "vehicle collided with an exterior gate", as stated on a platform formerly known as Twitter. At the time, President Joe Biden was on a journey from South Carolina to Texas, not being present in Washington, DC.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported from this incident. According to Mr. Guglielmi, one individual was taken into custody and the incident continues to be under investigation.

The driver's identity remained undisclosed, and there were no criminal charges declared by the prosecution thus far. As a result of the event, roads in downtown Washington, DC east of the White House were subsequently closed.

Join the Daily Record's news flash service by subscribing here. The 19 year old lad from Missouri, allegedly aiming to harm the US president, crashed a truck into barriers close to the White House in May 2023, say officials.

According to Park Police, Sai Varshith Kandula from Chesterfield, Pennsylvania was behind the wheel. A Secret Service bloke reported Kandula faced charges of "threatening to kill, kidnap, inflict harm on a president, vice president, or family member" based on his words to various law enforcement squads.

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Pressed Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre informed that President Joe Biden was within the White House when Kandula drove his truck into it. He was meeting up with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for a chinwag about the debt ceiling.

The uncertainty remains regarding whether Biden was updated about the situation when it was unfolding. Jean-Pierre chimed in that he was later briefed by the Park Police and Secret Service.

"He's relieved that no one was injured last night and grateful to the agent and law enforcement officer who responded so quickly," she relayed to the journos.

A spokeswoman for the agency confirmed that Secret Service agents had interviewed the suspect as part of a joint investigation involving the FBI, U. S.

Capitol Police, and United States Park Police. Kandula was also charged with trespassing, careless driving, and assault with a deadly weapon.

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