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Dog unit stops White House fence jumper

A man jumped the White House fence last night -- only weeks after another fence jumper led to revelations about Secret Service failures -- and was taken into custody after being bitten by a guard dog, officials said.

Secret Service agents quickly apprehended the latest fence jumper, who authorities identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland. Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said no shots were fired.

District of Columbia fire and emergency medical services spokesman Tim Wilson said the man was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries from a dog bite.

Authorities shut down nearby Lafayette Park, moving dozens of tourists to H Street. Reports said the White House was under lockdown.

President Barack Obama was apparently in the building, but his precise whereabouts were unknown.

The episode was the latest in a string of security incidents at the White House that have unsettled administration officials and led to the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson.

-- The Washington Post


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