Another intruder jumps White House fence

Dominic Adesanya
Dominic Adesanya

The White House was put on lockdown yesterday evening as another intruder was able to jump the security fence. This time, the intruder was a black man, Dominic Adesanya, 23, a resident of Bel Air, Maryland was unarmed. Adesanya was captured before he reached the White House residence and at no time was President Obama or his family in danger.

Adesanya was immediately attacked by Secret Service K-9 units and surrounded by security personnel and video shows him slamming and kicking the animals. Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan issued the following statement: “An individual jumped the north fence of the White House at 7:16 p.m. He was immediately taken into custody by K-9 units and Uniformed Division officers of the Secret Service, no shots were fired.”

Adesanya was transported to a nearby hospital with none life-threatening injuries from dog bites. The dogs were also injured and were taken to a veterinarian. The security breach caused the White House to come under lockdown for more than 90 minutes. It was not until 9 p.m. that officers allowed people who were inside the White House and staff members to leave the premises. Adesanya had made a post on Instagram Tuesday with the caption “Voted for this B-, #impeachObama.”

According to Adesanya’s father, this was the second time his son was arrested at the White House. Apparently, he wanted to speak to the president about how people were out to get him. Adesanya’s LinkedIn profile has zero connections and he describes himself as an “American Slave” and further goes on to rant about international conspiracies surrounding the Rothschild banking family.

Last September, Iraq war vet Omar Gonzalez climbed the fence and made it into the White House itself armed with a knife before being subdued by an off-duty Secret Service agent. There has been heightened concern regarding President Obama’s security detail and the conduct of Secret Service agents protecting him. This latest breach in security is sure to rekindle this discussion.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.





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