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Secret Service captures White House fence jumper

Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service apprehended the man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service apprehended the man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) AP

The Secret Service captured a Maryland man as he climbed over a fence at the White House Wednesday night, forcing a lockdown at the mansion and injuring two of the agency's dogs.

The man, who was unarmed at the time of the incident, was taken to a local hospital for injuries. The two dogs were taken to a veterinarian for injuries sustained during the incident, a Secret Service spokesman said.

The incident comes as the agency is under investigation for a September incident in which a man jumped over the fence and made it into the White House before being tackled. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned in the wake of the lapse and the White House's security arrangements are under review.

This time, Secret Service said the intruder, Dominic Adesanya, 23, was "immediately taken into custody on the North lawn of the White House" after climbing the North fenceline. The K-9 teams and uniformed officers assisted in his arrest.

Charges are pending against Adesanya, of Bel Air, Md. The incident occurred at 7:16 p.m., just hours after President Barack Obama met with advisors in the Oval Office, where he offered assistance to Canada, following a shooting at the Parliament building.

D.C. fire and emergency medical services spokesman Tim Wilson told the Washington Post that the White House intruder "was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries from a dog bite."

Fox News tweeted video of him apparently kicking a police dog.

Reporters at the White House said the complex was under lockdown for more than 90 minutes and tourists were cleared from the area.

The White House fence has been bolstered by a second shorter fence that the Service has said will remain up during the security review. An internal Secret Service review is expected by Nov. 1 and a broader review of the agency by a panel appointed by the Department of Homeland Security is due in mid-December.

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