A 23-year-old man, Nigerian-American man was arrested on Wednesday, after he jumped over the White House fence.
The man has been identified as Dominic Adesanya, Guardian UK reports.
After he jumped over the fence, he was immediately arrested by secret service agents, with their dogs in tow.
According to reports, footage of the incident shows Adesanya lifting his shirt after he jumped into the compound, evidently as a way to indicate to agents that he was not armed. He is also shown kicking and punching one of the security dogs that attacked him.
The Department of Homeland Security released the following statement on the incident:
“At approximately 7.16pm an individual climbed the north fenceline of the White House. The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service uniformed division K-9 teams and uniformed division officers.
The subject has been identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23 years old, Bel Air [Maryland]. Charges are pending. Adesanya was unarmed at the time of his arrest.”
The statement also revealed that two security dogs were injured during the incident, and have been taken to a veterinarian.
It appears that Adesanya is anti-Obama. His last Instagram post on Tuesday reportedly showed an “I Voted sticker” captioned ‘Voted for this B #ImpeachObama.’
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