Indian-origin teen charged with threatening to kill Biden, Harris


An Indian-origin teen has been charged with threatening to kill President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in order to “seize power”, according to media reports quoting officials.

Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, allegedly rammed a rented truck into White House barriers.

ABC News said that according to police he was charged with “threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict harm on a President, Vice President or their families”.

The network reported that three law enforcement sources confirmed that Kandula told law enforcement that “he wanted to seize power, take over the government and kill the president”.

Officials were also looking into the “mental health component” of the attack, it added.

Kandula may have neo-Nazi sympathies, according to media reports.

WUSA9 TV station reported that a Nazi flag was removed from the vehicle.

NBC News said that the charges of threatening to kill, kidnap or harm the President, Vice President or a relative stemmed from his statements to the Secret Service, the agency that protects the President and other VIPs.