A man who reportedly jumped the fence at the White House has been shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies after trying to enter a courthouse with a knife. 35 year old Curtis Smith is reported to have tried to force his way into Chester County Justice Center in Pennsylvania using a knife as a weapon. Two deputies on duty at the center are reported to have opened fire on Smith after one deputy was slashed by knife and received minor injuries. Tom Hogan, the Chester County District Attorney confirmed Smith to be the same man who jumped a fence protecting the White House on March 1st this year.
Smith attempted to enter the White House on March 1st before being arrested and charged with a misdemeanor offense that could have seen him jailed for up to six months following an unlawful entry charge. Instead, Curtis Smith entered into a plea deal with the US Attorney’s Office, which required him to remain away from the white House for six months and not break any laws. The deputies protecting the Chester County Justice Center are reported to have shot Smith twice, the injured deputy has been treated for injuries to his hand and arm.