Update: Nigerian who jumped White House fence lands in court, charged with assault, making threats

Posted by News Express | 23 October 2014 | 3,799 times

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The Unites States of America-based who was arrested after jumping the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with assault of two police dogs and making threats, officials said Thursday.

A report this evening in the online edition of USA Today quoted the Secret Service as saying in a statement that Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Md., is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for jumping outstanding warrants.

“The White House intruder, who kicked and punched at White House security dogs after he landed on the North Lawn of the White House, has also been charged with resisting arrest and unlawful entry,” the report said.

It further quoted the service as saying that a veterinarian treated the two members of the canine unit – Hurricane and Jordan – for minor bruising.

President Barack Obama was in the residence at the time of the intrusion and Adesanya man was unarmed.

“This is not Adesanya’s first arrest at the White House. Records show he was also charged with unlawful entry at the White House complex in late July, reported the Associated Press. A court document says he told an officer that a security barrier he jumped over “was easy and that the next fence to the south grounds of the White House would not be a problem as well.”

The incident took place a month after another jumper raced across the White House lawn and made his way inside the building.

That Sept. 19 intrusion, along with reports of other security problems, triggered investigations of the Secret Service and led to the resignation of director Julia Pierson.

The intrusion onto the White House grounds also came the same day that a gunman went on a rampage in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, including the Parliament building.

•Photo shows White House intruder Dominic Adesanya.


Source: News Express

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