A man from Maryland, 23 years old, was apprehended by the Secret Services after he jumped the fence of the White House on Wednesday and then made his way to the house through the North Lawn. Initial reports say that he did not make it close to the White House.
This incident appeared after only around one month passed since the last White House fence jumper. Then, a knife was carried inside as the intruder sprinted across the North lawn and passed armed agents, making it inside the mansion before being captured inside the East Room.
The September 19th White House incident eventually led to the resignation of Julia Pierson, then Director of the Secret Service, only 18 months after getting the job.
Brian Leary, Secret Service spokesman, declared that the fence jumper was identified as Bel Air citizen Dominic Adesanya. It was mentioned that he jumped the fence at around 7:16 PM. Uniformed agents immediately took him into custody with the help of K9 teams.
President Barack Obama was not present at the White House when the incident took place. On the time of the arrest, Adesanya was not armed. Official charges are pending. It was added that 2 dogs are now at the veterinarian as they sustained injuries during this incident.
TV news cameras recorded a man wearing white shorts and being present on the North lawn inside the fence. Video shows that the man raised the shirt in order to show that he was not armed and then he started fighting 2 dogs that were released by the security forces on him.
The previous fence jumper, Omar Gonzales, is now under trial by federal court. His arraignment was delayed.