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White House fence jumper charged with assault
October 23, 2014 11:31 GMT

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Secret Service says the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting a police dog and making threats.

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, is in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for previous outstanding warrants. He has also been charged with four misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and unlawful entry.

Adesanya was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. He was unarmed when he was arrested.

President Barack Obama was at the White House at the time of Wednesday's incident.

 
 
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