Accused White House fence jumper declared incompetent, dragged from courtroom

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Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, is facing misdemeanor charges for scaling the White House fence on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. (Instagram)
A Secret Service police officer stands at his post outside the White House fence in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. A 23-year old Maryland man who climbed the White House fence Wednesday has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
** UPDATES THE CHARGES FILED AGAINST DOMINIC ADESANYA ** A Secret Service police officer walks outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, as a maintenance worker performs fence repairs as part of a previous fence restoration project. Dominic Adesanya, the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. He has been charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two police dogs. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
** UPDATES THE CHARGES FILED AGAINST DOMINIC ADESANYA ** Secret Service counter assault team members stand outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Dominic Adesanya, the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. He has been charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two police dogs. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
** UPDATES THE CHARGES FILED AGAINST DOMINIC ADESANYA ** With a second fence in the foreground, a maintenance worker performs fence repairs at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, as part of a fence restoration project. Dominic Adesanya, the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. He has been charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two police dogs. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
** UPDATES THE CHARGES FILED AGAINST DOMINIC ADESANYA ** A Secret Service police officer keeps an eye on visitors on the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Dominic Adesanya, the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. He has been charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two police dogs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
** UPDATES THE CHARGES FILED AGAINST DOMINIC ADESANYA ** A Secret Service police officer K9 dog patrol walks on the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Dominic Adesanya, the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. He has been charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two police dogs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
** UPDATES THE CHARGES FILED AGAINST DOMINIC ADESANYA **A Secret Service police officer K9 dog patrol the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Dominic Adesanya, the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. He has been charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two police dogs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
** UPDATES THE CHARGES FILED AGAINST DOMINIC ADESANYA ** Visitors take photos of the White House on the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Dominic Adesanya, the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. He has been charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two police dogs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
** UPDATES THE CHARGES FILED AGAINST DOMINIC ADESANYA ** Members of the Secret Service Counter Assault team are seen on the rooftop of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Dominic Adesanya, the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. He has been charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two police dogs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: A member of the U.S. Secret Service scans the grounds surrounding the White House from the roof with the Washington Monument in the background on October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Last evening Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland jumped over the two layers of security fence and onto the north lawn of the White House before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: Members of the US Secret Service are stationed on the front lawn of White House October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Last evening Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland jumped over the two layers of security fence and onto the north lawn of the White House before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Members of the US Secret Service and others are seen along a fence around the White House October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. A suspect who climbed over the White House fence on October 22 was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said. 'At approximately 7:16 pm (1116 GMT), an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House,' the spokesman said. 'The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers.' The fence climber was identified as 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya from Marlyand, near the US capital, the spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: A construction worker helps with the restoration of the fence in front of White House October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Last evening Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland jumped over the two layers of security fence and onto the north lawn of the White House before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
A US Secret Service Uniformed Division officer and his K-9 dog patrol the fence line of the White House in Washington, DC, October 23, 2014. A suspect who climbed over the White House fence on October 22 was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said. 'At approximately 7:16 pm (1116 GMT), an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House,' the spokesman said. 'The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers.' The fence climber was identified as 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya from Marlyand, near the US capital, the spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A US Secret Service Uniformed Division officer and his K-9 dog (2nd L) patrol the fence line of the White House in Washington, DC, October 23, 2014. A suspect who climbed over the White House fence on October 22 was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said. 'At approximately 7:16 pm (1116 GMT), an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House,' the spokesman said. 'The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers.' The fence climber was identified as 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya from Marlyand, near the US capital, the spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A US Secret Service officer stands watch atop the White House in Washington, DC, October 23, 2014. A suspect who climbed over the White House fence on October 22 was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said. 'At approximately 7:16 pm (1116 GMT), an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House,' the spokesman said. 'The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers.' The fence climber was identified as 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya from Marlyand, near the US capital, the spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A US Secret Service Uniformed Division officer stands between the temporary barricade and the fence line of the White House in Washington, DC, October 23, 2014. A suspect who climbed over the White House fence on October 22 was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said. 'At approximately 7:16 pm (1116 GMT), an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House,' the spokesman said. 'The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers.' The fence climber was identified as 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya from Marlyand, near the US capital, the spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A member of the US Secret Service is seen outside the White House October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. A suspect who climbed over the White House fence on October 22 was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said. 'At approximately 7:16 pm (1116 GMT), an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House,' the spokesman said. 'The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers.' The fence climber was identified as 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya from Marlyand, near the US capital, the spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A member of the US Secret Service is seen outside the White House October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. A suspect who climbed over the White House fence on October 22 was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said. 'At approximately 7:16 pm (1116 GMT), an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House,' the spokesman said. 'The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers.' The fence climber was identified as 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya from Marlyand, near the US capital, the spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A member of the US Secret Service is seen outside the White House October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. A suspect who climbed over the White House fence on October 22 was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said. 'At approximately 7:16 pm (1116 GMT), an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House,' the spokesman said. 'The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers.' The fence climber was identified as 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya from Marlyand, near the US capital, the spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: A US Secret Service K9 patrols around the tourist in front of White House October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Last evening Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland jumped over the two layers of security fence and onto the north lawn of the White House before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: A member of the US Secret Service stands guard in front of White House October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Last evening Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland jumped over the two layers of security fence and onto the north lawn of the White House before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: A member of the US Secret Service stands guard in front of White House October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Last evening Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland jumped over the two layers of security fence and onto the north lawn of the White House before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: A member of the US Secret Service patrols on a bicycle in front of White House October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Last evening Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland jumped over the two layers of security fence and onto the north lawn of the White House before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: A member of the US Secret Service patrols in front of White House October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Last evening Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland jumped over the two layers of security fence and onto the north lawn of the White House before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: A member of the US Secret Service stands guard in front of White House October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Last evening Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland jumped over the two layers of security fence and onto the north lawn of the White House before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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By LACEY JOHNSON

WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - A man charged with jumping the White House fence last week was dragged screaming from a courtroom on Monday after a federal judge declared him incompetent to stand trial.

The suspect, Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, was stopped by Secret Service dogs before being arrested on Wednesday. He was reportedly unarmed at the time of his arrest and U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson on Thursday ordered a mental screening for him.


U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola said during a preliminary hearing that doctors found Adesanya incompetent to stand trial.

"You can't do this to me! Somebody please help me!" screamed Adesanya, struggling to escape from the grip of court marshals after the judge spoke.

"This is a trap! This is a scheme!" he shouted as officials dragged him from the courtroom.

Facciola ordered that Adesanya remain in custody for evaluation and treatment. He is set to appear in court on Dec. 22.

Video showed Secret Service agents surrounding the suspected intruder on the north lawn of the White House, which was put on lockdown for about 90 minutes. The man punched and kicked the Secret Service dogs that stopped him, the video showed.

The two dogs, Hurricane and Jordan, were taken to a veterinarian for injuries sustained during the incident, according to a Secret Service spokesman.

Adesanya cannot be arraigned without being found competent to stand trial. Preliminary federal charges against Adesanya are harming the Secret Service dogs and unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House, both misdemeanors.

Adesanya faces two other misdemeanor charges from earlier incidents charged in a lower court.

His father told a Baltimore television station last week that his son was "mentally disturbed."

Last week's incident came about a month after an intruder armed with a knife scaled the White House fence and made it inside the executive mansion. The breach raised questions about security at the complex and spurred the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson.


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