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.

Video:

https://twitter.com/KatieLusso/status/1660863600737525762

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.

https://twitter.com/OhMyGOFF/status/1660857390139318273

WUSA reported a statement by the Secret Service:

“Shortly before 10:00 p.m. Monday, Secret Service Uniformed Division officers detained the driver of a box truck after the vehicle collided with security barriers on the north side of Lafayette Square on 16th Street. There were no inuries to any Secret Service or White House personnel and the cause and manner of the crash remain under investigation. Road closures are in effect and pedestrian walkways are closed as we investigate.”

WTTG-TV reporter Shomari Stone reported from the scene. Secret Service closed streets two blocks from the incident:

WRC-TV reported the Secret Service was investigating a “suspicious package” at Lafayette Square.

The all clear was given just before midnight.

Odd coincidence a week after Joe Biden tried to stir up racial divisiveness by telling graduating Black students from Howard University that white supremacy was “the most dangerous terrorist threat to our homeland” on the same day the alleged FBI-op group Patriot Front, known for using U-Haul trucks, marched in D.C.

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