Who is Sai Kandula?

SAI Kandula is suspected of hatching a plan to assassinate the President after a truck crash in May 2023.

But who is the murder plot suspect and what did he do? Here’s everything you need to know.

Sai Kandula allegedly said he wanted to 'seize power' by killing President Biden


Sai Kandula allegedly said he wanted to ‘seize power’ by killing President BidenCredit: Alamy

What did Sai Kandula do?

Kandula is accused of intentionally crashing a U-Haul moving truck into the bollards outside the White House on May 22, 2023.

He has been charged with threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict harm on the President, Vice President or their family members.

Other charges include assault with a dangerous weapon and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

Cops were snapped removing a Nazi flag from the truck in the wake of the crash.

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Kandula is alleged to have waved the flag and shouted as he stepped out of the truck, before being arrested.

Law enforcement sources reportedly told ABC News that he told authorities that he planned to “seize power” and “kill the president”, as well as praising Nazism.

No White House personnel were injured in the crash, according to Secret Service communications chief Anthony Guglielmi.

Where is Sai Kandula from?

Kandula is from St Louis, Missouri.

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He is alleged to have travelled by plane from Missouri to Washington DC, before renting the truck and driving to Lafayette Park.

A former classmate of Kandula’s told the New York Post that they were concerned for his mental health in the run-up to the crash.

Aniket Sharma said: “I feel like something … either has gone badly internally inside him or maybe between the family.

“I couldn’t believe it for the first ten – five, ten minutes…[I] never expected him to be doing something like this. I never thought a day like this would come.

“This is very unlike his normal behavior.”

How old is Sai Kandula?

Kandula is just 19 years old.

He graduated from Marquette Senior High School in 2022, according to the Rockwood School District.

A LinkedIn profile that appears to match his description showed that his interests lay in data analytics.

The profile also shows qualifications in computer programming and coding languages, reports The Independent.

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