Man strips naked in front of White House
May 23rd, 2014
04:10 PM ET
9 years ago

Man strips naked in front of White House

Washington (CNN) – A man stripped down naked in front of the White House on Friday and, according to United States Secret Service, assaulted an officer who attempted to subdue him.

"Michel Bechard approached uniformed division officers at the White House and he proceeded to get fully undressed," George Ogilvie, spokesman for the Secret Service told CNN. "As uniformed division officers attempted to subdue him, he assaulted a uniform division officer and he was taken into custody."

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Ogilvie described the "assault" as a "scuffle" between Bechard and an officer.

Bechard was arrested and has been taken to a local hospital for "minor injuries," according to Ogilvie.

After officers got Bechard to the ground, they put his pants back on him and covered his upper body with a white cloth. They then escorted him – his feet and hands shackled – to an ambulance.

The White House was never in lockdown because of the event.

Photos of Bechard show him standing completely naked in front of the Northwest gate.

It is unclear at this time why Bechard took off all his clothes.

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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. James

    Would be just an avaerage day here in LA

    May 23, 2014 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    --what a pervert society USA is!!!! Nonsense. These idiots are worst than Animals.

    May 23, 2014 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  3. D

    That darn George Bush….hasn't anyone told him he doesn't live there anymore.

    May 23, 2014 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  4. Jeff

    If it were a hot woman, they'd give her a TV show.

    May 23, 2014 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  5. JustASec

    Must have been hot : )

    May 23, 2014 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  6. Pete/Ark

    CNN- PLEASE put this out in the "mainstream " where commenters have a real give and take will pin down so many trolls that the silence elsewhere will be soothing...PLEASE !

    May 23, 2014 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
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