Friday, May 23, 2014
Home » NEWS » U.S. Secret Service has arrested a naked man just outside the White House, Washington DC.
The incident happened around 3pm (local time), May 23, 2014, Friday, about an hour before a nominating ceremony hosted by President Obama.
* Man arrested for getting naked near the White House. Photo credit - CNN
The man, identified as Michel Bechard, came to the officers on duty at the gates of the White House and stripped naked. The man became aggressive and assaulted some of the guards who tried to stop him.
The officer managed to get Bechard to the ground. They put covered his body with a white cloth, managed to put his pants back on him.
The nudist sustained minor injuries during tensions and was transported to a hospital for treatment in handcuffs.
He will be charged with two counts of assault and one count of indecent exposure. The motives of the disturbing act are yet unknown.
NBC News reporter and analyst, Chuck Todd, suggested that the man took off his closed because he had been denied access to the White House for meeting the president.
See another image from the scene of the incident, tweeted by an NBC reporter: