Pennsylvania: Man Killed After Attacking Was a White House Wall Jumper

26 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Alleged White House Intruder Fatally Shot After Courthouse Knife Attack.

A man who allegedly scaled a White House perimeter wall in March was shot and killed today after slashing a sheriff’s deputy inside a Pennsylvania courthouse, CNN reports. From WCAU: Smith was set to face burglary, assault and harassment charges at a preliminary hearing—that has been continued multiple times—in October stemming from a May domestic assault arrest, according to court records.

Smith was taken to a hospital but died from his injuries. “He said, ‘I’m gonna get ya, I’m gonna get ya.’ He ran right through the door, right through security, and I hear ‘pop, pop.’ And it was the sheriff shooting him,” Reiley Aikman, a witness to the attack, told local Philadelphia news channel WPVI-TV. Hannah said his client was supposed to obtain counseling before the next hearing and that’s why Smith went to the courthouse Tuesday. “He had no terrorist claim or anything like that,” he said. According to The Washington Post, court documents say Smith “left [his] home of origin and drove to [the] White House to pass a message to the president.” Smith was arrested by the Secret Service in March after he jumped the White House fence, one of several security breaches around that time of the White House grounds.

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