U-Haul truck crashes near White House security gate, nearby buildings are evacuated
To be updated
A moving U-Haul crashed into a security gate near the White House on Monday night, prompting officials to evacuate nearby buildings.
A motive was not detailed by law enforcement officials; however, local media reported that the driver was arrested. No injuries were reported at the scene.
The incident took place near Lafayette Square, which is just north of the White House. Several buildings in the immediate area were either quarantined or evacuated by first responders.
A video has since surfaced on social media showing the truck from a distance.
A witness recounts that a Uhaul tried to get to the grounds of Lafayette Square (near the North Lawn of the White House)
St. Regis staff told me the road had been evacuated and locked down. pic.twitter.com/KUg7qg43Ks
— AJD (@ASHLEYJDIMELLA) May 23, 2023