Update — Oct. 23, 8:18 a.m. ET: The jumper was charged with felony assault; making threats, also a felony; and unlawful entry, a misdemeanor. The Secret Service dogs he attacked, Hurricane and Jordan, were treated and have been cleared for duty.
The White House was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday evening after a man scaled a perimeter fence and was captured by agents on the North Lawn while President Obama sat just yards away inside the residence.
The Secret Service said 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, was taken into custody after being stopped by guard dogs and agents on the White House lawn around 7:16 p.m. ET. Video from the scene appeared to show the man kicking and punching a dog during the confrontation.
Adesanya, who was unarmed, was later transported to a hospital with dog bite injuries. Charges against him were pending, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said.
The two Secret Service dogs involved in the incident were also taken to a veterinarian for their injuries.
The cause of the incident was not immediately known, and comes in the wake of an incident last month where 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez scaled the fence and made it inside the White House before being apprehended. The security breach ultimately resulted in the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pearson.