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Accused White House Fence-Jumper Dominic Adesanya Shouts in Court

The outburst happened after a judge announced that he was incompetent to stand trial.
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A man accused of jumping the White House fence last week was carried out of court shouting on Monday.

The outburst happened after a federal magistrate judge announced that the man, Dominic Adesanya, 23, had been found incompetent to stand trial in a psychologist's report. The judge ordered him held for treatment and evaluation.

The judge ordered Adesanya to return to court in December. As he was led out, Adesanya shouted that he was a "targeted individual." He was then carried out by a marshal and a second court officer, and continued shouting: "Help me!"

Adesanya was arrested Wednesday after jumping the fence and making it onto the North Lawn, according to the Secret Service. He is charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two security dogs that were released to stop him.

His father, Victor Adesanya, said in a telephone interview with the Associated Press on Thursday that his son has been experiencing mental health problems for over a year, but he refused the help the family tried to get for him

Victor Adesanya said his son was diagnosed with paranoia and "complained about cameras everywhere," according to the AP. He said at one point his son took down a mirror in the bathroom and cut into the wall, trying to find a camera. He also looked for them in the family's attic. He claimed his son was not trying to hurt the president.


— Wendy Jones and Erin McClam