Monday, November 15, 2004

Yasuharu Kuga

It didn't take too long from the completion of the Penn Project for the jumpers to pounce. Mere hours after a man tried to burn himself up in front of the White House, a new fence-jump attempt was made. The scoop from NBC4: A man was arrested at the White House around 5:15 p.m. Monday after he jumped over the fence onto the north lawn in an apparent protest. Uniformed Secret Service officers immediately spotted the man, who reportedly yelled something after jumping over the 6-foot fence. They ordered the man to stay where he was and took him into custody.

Update: According to WTOP News, the fence jumper was a Japanese man named Yasuharu Kuga: A Secret Service spokesman says Kuga was treated at a local hospital for injuries he likely had suffered in the fall over the fence. Kuga, who was dressed in military style camouflage clothing, spent the night in [a] DC jail cell.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WaPo says it's Kuga, not Kyga (which doesn't seem like a normally romanized Japanese name).


9:14 AM  
Blogger brownpau said...

Thanks, Keith. Must have been a typo on WTOP's part.

9:35 AM  

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