WASHINGTON (AP) - A man appearing in court on charges that he scaled a White House fence was found incompetent to stand trial Monday and screamed for help as marshals forcibly removed him from the courtroom.
Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, began screaming after he was ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation and treatment for the next 45 days.
Adesanya has been charged with two federal offenses: unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two law enforcement dogs that were released to apprehend him.
Don’t “do this to me,” Adesanya yelled at the end of a five-minute court proceeding as deputy marshals grabbed him in an effort to remove him from the courtroom.
He screamed that he was the victim of “a trap” and “a scheme.”
Deputies succeeded in pushing him through the doorway at the front of the court, but he started screaming for help from the other side and a loud crash could be heard from behind the closed door.
“Somebody help me please,” he said. Deputies could be heard telling him to “calm down” and to “relax, relax, relax.”
The brief court session was to have been a detention hearing. Magistrate Judge John Facciola announced that Adesanya was “presently incompetent” and would be placed in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for psychiatric treatment. Facciola set the next court date for Dec. 22.
After climbing over the White House fence Wednesday night, Adesanya was quickly caught on the North Lawn, which fronts on Pennsylvania Avenue, by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. He was unarmed. President Barack Obama was at the White House at the time.
Adesanya, the latest person to climb over the White House fence, believed he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his family has said.
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