A man who allegedly jumped the fence at the North Lawn of the White House and later punched and kicked a security dog Wednesday evening was detained by Secret Service.
The Associated Press reports that Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland was taken to an area hospital by authorities. Two canines injured in the incident were also seen by a veterinarian.
Reuters reporter Jeff Mason was at the scene and reported details from the ground:
White House north lawn appears to be on lockdown— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) October 22, 2014
Reporters not allowed to leave through front gates of White House, which is typical of a lockdown situation. Lots of Secret Service on lawn.— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) October 22, 2014
Video shows a man got onto White House grounds, was surrounded by Secret Service agents. Man literally punched a dog that ran at him.— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) October 22, 2014
Adesanya was unarmed when taken into custody.
It’s the seventh fence-jumping at the White House this year, only weeks after a high-profile incident last month in which an intruder ran about 130 feet into the East Room and assaulted two Secret Service agents.