Headline RoundupMay 23rd, 2023

Driver Arrested After Crashing Truck Into White House Barriers

AllSides Summary

A driver was arrested Monday night after crashing a U-Haul truck into security barriers outside the White House. 

The Details: The incident occurred around 10 p.m., and the driver was charged several felonies, including threatening to kill or harm a president, vice president, or family member. No weapons or explosives were found, and there were no injuries. Police reportedly recovered a Nazi flag bearing a swastika from the truck. A nearby hotel, The Hay-Adams, was evacuated for roughly three hours.

Key Quotes: A preliminary investigation found that the driver "may have intentionally struck the security barriers," a Secret Service official said.

How the Media Covered It: Left- and center-rated sources covered the news more prominently than right-rated sources did, and often highlighted photos of the Nazi flag near the truck.

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