White House ‘fence jumper’ fatally shot after attacking police with knife in PA court


The man who was charged for scaling the White House perimeter fence earlier this 12 months was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse, after stabbing one other deputy with a knife.

Gunshots had been heard at Chester County Justice Center in West Chester, Pennsylvania round 11 am native time Tuesday, and the courthouse was placed on lockdown.

District Attorney Tom Hogan recognized the person as Curtis Smith, of Coatesville in Chester County, WCAU reported. Smith, 34, entered the courthouse and shouted “I’m gonna getcha,” in accordance with KWY.

Hogan mentioned that one deputy was handled for stab wounds to his arms and hand. Smith had achieved notoriety when he breached White House safety by climbing over a stone wall of the presidential mansion on March 1 this 12 months.

He was instantly arrested and brought into custody by the Secret Service, and charged with illegal entry. Smith’s trespass was the third in a collection of comparable however unrelated safety breaches that occurred on the White House in 24 hour interval.

Smith was scheduled to face a preliminary listening to for unrelated housebreaking and harassment prices in October. It’s not clear why he was as on the Chester County Justice Center on Tuesday.