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UPDATE: Man who jumped White House fence in court

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UPDATE:  In Washington the latest man to scale the White House fence, a 23-year-old from Maryland, was formally charged Thursday. 

Dominic a faces two felony counts for assaulting a police dog and making threats.

Shortly after 7 o'clock Wednesday night, Adesanya allegedly scaled the White House fence before quickly being apprehended by Secret Service agents and their dogs.

President Obama was in the White House at the time of the incident.

The suspect's father says his son suffers from mental illness.

He's being held by the U.S. Marshals Service for previous outstanding warrants.


Officials say another man jumped the White House fence Wednesday evening, the second such incident in as many months.

According to a federal official, the fence jumper got 20 to 25 yards from the fence on the inside of the North Lawn before he was tackled by officers with police dogs at about 7:30 p.m. He is being treated for his injuries.

The White House Press Corps and photographers were locked inside the White House while the Secret Service investigated.

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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