Teen Accused Of Deliberately Crashing U-Haul Truck Into Security Barrier At Park Near White House
May 23, 2023 12:40PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A witness to the crash of a U-Haul truck into a security barrier at a park across from the White House says the driver struck the barrier at least twice.
Chris Zaboji was finishing a run near Lafayette Square late Monday when he heard the loud crash of the truck hitting the barrier. Zaboji says the truck “backed up and rammed it again.”
A 19-year-old suburban St. Louis resident identified as the driver has been arrested.
Police say they believe the crash was intentional, but nobody was injured.
Video posted by WUSA-TV shows a police officer inventorying evidence from the truck, including a Nazi flag.
U-Haul is based in Phoenix.