The Secret Service told NBC news that the suspect in the incident was 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya, who was unarmed when he was arrested.
Video released of the incident shows the man being tackled by Secret Service dogs on the White House grounds. The man can be seen kicking and punching the dogs.
Watch the video above.
This is the seventh individual to jump over the White House fence this year, and the first breach since accused jumper Oscar Gonzalez entered The White House and got as far in as the East Room. The breach prompted scrutiny into the Secret Service's security protocol. Agency director Julia Pierson, who received the brunt of the criticism, resigned earlier this month.
The Associated Press offered further details:
Video of the incident Wednesday night taken by TV news cameras shows a man in white shorts just inside the White House fence on Pennsylvania Avenue.
The video shows the man lifting his shirt as if to show agents that he has no weapons. The man is then seen kicking and punching two Secret Service dogs that were released on him.