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Another WH Fence-Jumper, But K-9s Make The Difference

Another White House fence jumper was stopped short Wednesday evening when two Secret Service dogs attacked him on the North Lawn.
Posted at 10:48 PM, Oct 22, 2014

A man is in custody after scaling the White House fence and making it onto the North Lawn Wednesday evening — the third instance of someone jumping the White House fence in the past two months. 

Fox News obtained this video of the suspect fighting off one of two Secret Service dogs. He reportedly got 20 to 25 yards from the fence before being stopped. 

JIM ACOSTA VIA CNN: "At that point, the Secret Service released its K-9s on that individual. He was taken down by two dogs almost immediately, I am told." 

And according to initial reports, those dogs seemed to be the biggest difference between this latest incident and the one in which a man — 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez — made it into the White House Sept. 19. 

Some reporters commented on how Wednesday's situation was contained much more quickly because of the Secret Service K-9s.  

In response to the Sept. 19 incident, the Secret Service installed a second fence and changed safety protocols, including locking the White House door. 

It's uncertain if security around the White House had been stepped up even more Wednesday following a deadly shooting at a Canadian government building. The suspect and the Secret Service dogs were later treated for injuries. 

This video includes images from Getty Images.