The Secret Service is shining light on two of its agents it says helped stop a man who jumped the White House fence on Wednesday.
Jordan and Hurricane — two Belgian Malinois — stopped the jumper, 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya, after he had ventured approximately 30 yards beyond the White House fence.
“Dog got him,” a Secret Service spokesman explained after the breach.
In recognition of the agents’ work, the Secret Service highlighted them on its Twitter account on Thursday.
USSS K-9 Hurricane - black Belgian Malinois, brown eyes, age 6, enjoys playing with his Kong toy, ready to work pic.twitter.com/1tDO1bI741— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) October 23, 2014
USSS K-9 Jordan - black/tan Belgian Malinois, brown eyes, age 5, enjoys walks around White House, ready to work pic.twitter.com/sMphy85HQf— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) October 23, 2014
During the struggle, authorities say Adesanya punched the dogs.
Since both are classified as federal agents, Adesanya is being charged with two counts of assault on a police officer. He is also facing charges of unlawful entry, making threats and resisting arrest.
A veterinarian has cleared both agents.