Amid Secret Service Reviews, Man Caught Climbing White House Fence


The Secret Service captured a Maryland man as he climbed over a fence at the White House last night, forcing a lockdown at the mansion and injuring two of the agency’s dogs, McClatchy Newspapers reports. The unarmed man was taken to a local hospital for injuries. The two dogs were taken to a veterinarian for injuries sustained during the incident. The agency is under investigation for a September incident in which a man jumped over the fence and made it into the White House before being tackled. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned after the lapse.

This time, Secret Service said the intruder, Dominic Adesanya, 23, was “immediately taken into custody on the North lawn of the White House” after climbing the North fenceline. Fox News tweeted video of him apparently kicking a police dog. The White House complex was under lockdown for more than 90 minutes and tourists were cleared from the area. An internal Secret Service review is expected by Nov. 1 and a broader review of the agency by a panel appointed by the Department of Homeland Security is due in mid-December.

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