The PJ Tatler

Guy Who Jumped White House Fence in March Shot Dead in PA Court

Via ABC News:

A man who once jumped the fence at the White House was shot and killed at the Chester County Justice Center by a sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday after attacking another deputy with a knife.

The suspect is identified as 34-year-old Curtis Smith of Coatesville, Pa.

Investigators say Smith entered the Justice Center at approximately 11:50 a.m. with a knife, ran past security and started attacking a sheriff’s deputy, slashing him.

Reiley Aikman witnessed the attack, and tells us, “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.”

It’s creepy to think someone this unstable was able to outwit the Secret Service earlier this year. Yes, making it over the fence of a property as secure as the White House is outwitting security.

This also serves as a reminder of the everyday perils our law enforcement officers face, which has gotten lost in a lot of the conversations about them this past year or two, especially in the media.