A man was arrested during an immigration rally on Saturday being held outside of the White House after assaulting a Secret Service officer, according to federal court records.The man was overheard screaming “Where is the president? Where is the president?” The Families Belong Together rally drew over 30,000 protesters who want to end the zero-tolerance immigration policies at the border.
The man punched one of the officers in the jaw and left eye after moving the security barrier between protesters and Secret Service officers, according to the affidavit. It’s unknown if he had any connection to the immigration rally itself. The man was secured in leg shackles in addition to handcuffs because he was kicking the officers, and one Secret Service officer has a possible concussion that incurred when Carmona kneed him in the head.”Carmona” is the only identification of the attacker in court records.
“Carmona was placed under arrest for assaulting a federal law enforcement officer. While being placed under arrest, Carmona asked ‘Where is the President?’ He also stated to officers, ‘Just end it, just kill me,’” the affidavit shows.
This upcoming Thursday morning, Carmona must undergo a forensic exam by order of a D.C. Superior Court judge, who also ordered him to stay away from “Officer Young”–who was not identified any further–White House grounds, and other nearby streets in Northwest D.C., according to NBC News 4 Washington.
The arrest of Carmona comes on the heels of another “well-known” individual who scaled and then sat on the White House fence in late June. The woman arrested has a history of no less than five attempts to breach White House security and this time claimed she was doing so in “political protest,” according to court filings.
Amina Washington-Bey has made “multiple prior attempts to unlawfully enter the White House grounds,” according to court records. In the records, it also states that the Secret Service said Washington-Bey has a history of failing to abide by stay-away orders from White House grounds and surrounding areas, and was currently serving a three-year term of release from a prior conviction when she was arrested.
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