A U-Haul truck crashed into the protective barrier surrounding the White House Monday night, according to US media.

A spokesman for the Secret Service said that the incident took place around 10pm Monday when the driver attempted to break through the fence near Lafayette Square.

The crash is under investigation but a Nazi flag has already been discovered inside the vehicle. The driver will be facing charges of attempting to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm on a president or family member.

The bomb squad and Secret Service agents are at the scene as roads have been blocked off in the area due to fears of a suspicious package aboard the vehicle.

A Secret Service spokesman said no one was injured in the attempted attack.