The man who jumped the White House fence on Wednesday has been charged with assault, according to Secret Service Spokesman Ed Donovan.
Dominic Adesanya, 23, climbed the north Fence of the White House at 7:16 pm on Wednesday evening. He was immediately taken into custody by Secret Service K-9 teams and uniformed division officers, Donovan said.
Adesanya was charged with two counts of felony assault on a police officer for attacking the Secret Service dogs that helped take him down. He was also charged with four counts of resisting arrest and unlawful entry, and one count of making threats.
The suspect was released from the local hospital where he was treated and handed over to the U.S. Marshals Service due to previous outstanding warrants. A court date has not yet been set.
And you can exhale that sigh of relief — the K-9 units injured by Adesanya will be just fine. The dogs, named “Hurricane” and “Jordan,” were treated for minor bruising by a veterinarian and cleared for duty.
Adesanya was the seventh person this year to jump the White House fence this year, according to the Secret Service. The last man who jumped the fence, Omar Gonzalez, managed to make it into the White House on September 19 before he was taken down by agents.