Just weeks after an armed man made it into the White House in one of the most shocking security breaches in recent history, another man attempted the feat by jumping the fence Wednesday night.
President Obama was in the White House at the time of the incident.
The suspect, identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Md., didn’t make it far. Secret Service agents and K-9 units apprehended him, taking him into custody, officials said. He was later taken to a hospital with injuries from a dog bite. In the video above, you can see Adesanya fighting off the K-9 units before being approached by agents.
Two of the Secret Service dogs — named Hurricane and Jordan — were taken to a veterinarian and treated for minor bruising they suffered during the incident, according to agency spokesman Edwin Donovan. “Both K-9s were cleared for duty by the veterinarian,” Donovan wrote in an e-mail.
The incident, which comes amid a slew of Secret Service security failures, prompted officials to put the presidential mansion on lockdown.
Despite its quick ending, the struggle close to the executive mansion prompted a burst of activity from security personnel. Authorities shut down Lafayette Square, moving dozens of tourists to H Street NW, and the White House remained under lockdown for more than 90 minutes afterward.
Adesanya has been charged with two counts of assault on a police officer and one count of making threats — all of which are felonies. He was also charged with four counts of resisting and unlawful entry.
A court date has not been set.
SOURCE: Washington Post | VIDEO SOURCE: YouTube