Another man jumped the White House fence Wednesday and made it onto the North Lawn before he was arrested by Secret Service officers, a little more than a month after another man climbed the fence and ran inside the executive mansion, officials said.
Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Md., was tackled and apprehended by security officers about 20 yards past the fence after he entered the lawn at 7:16 p.m., a Secret Service official said. Adesanya was unarmed, and he was taken to a hospital for treatment. Charges are pending.
Two Secret Service dogs were injured in the incident, and they were taken to a veterinarian for treatment, the official said. The White House press corps and photographers were locked inside the White House as a security precaution.
On Sept. 19, Omar Gonzalez, 42, allegedly breached the secure grounds of the White House in an incident that drew criticism to security procedures that led to the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. Gonzalez was carrying a knife and had a machete and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his car — and made it as far as the East Room of the White House before he was tackled, officials said.
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