Another person jumped the White House fence Wednesday night. This time, however, crossing onto the front lawn of the executive building didn't end so well for the jumper. After a month of criticism and embarrassment, the Secret Service got to flex its muscle.
The man scaled the fence at about 7:16 p.m., Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan told The Washington Post. Two dogs from the agency's K9 unit stopped the jumper, NPR's Tamara Keith reports. If you're wondering exactly what that looks like, here's video from Fox:
Donovan said Secret Service officers did not fire any shots during the incident.
Officers cleared tourists from the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, and there were reports of a White House lockdown, according to The Post.
The video and reports from the scene suggest that the intruder at least attempted to punch his canine assailants. After he was apprehended, the jumper was transported to a hospital, where he was treated for bites he sustained from the K9 dogs.
The K9 dogs were also injured in the altercation. The dogs, Hurricane and Jordan, were taken to a veterinarian Wednesday night and cleared for duty Thursday morning. Both "are doing fine," tweeted CNN's Steve Brusk.