Man who jumped White House fence has mental problems, father says

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WASHINGTON — A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental problems, and has been arrested there before, according to his father. Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, barely made it onto the lawn before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs, the Secret Service said.

“Dog got him,” a Secret Service spokesman said.

Adesanya has been charged with two counts of felony assault on a police officer for attacking the K-9 dogs, four counts of resisting and unlawful entry, and one count of making threats, said Brian Leary, a Secret Service spokesman.

Authorities said he was unarmed at the time of his arrest.

His father, who did not want to be named, told CNN affiliate WMAR that his son is paranoid and hears voices.

Adesanya was arrested near the White House about two months ago and charged with a misdemeanor…

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