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Oregon man arrested by Secret Service for ‘assaulting Swiss Ambassador to US’

Oregon man is arrested by Secret Service after ‘entering residence of Swiss Ambassador to United States in D.C. and assaulting him’

  • Christian Mandeville was arrested for allegedly assaulting Jacques Pitteloud, the Swiss Ambassador to the United States 
  • Secret Service said Mandeville entered Pitteloud’s residence, which is attached to the Swiss Embassy just after 2pm on Monday 
  • Authorities said Pitteloud had tried to help stop Mandeville from running further into the home by putting his arms out to prevent him from passing by 
  • Mandeville is said to have pushed the ambassador backwards as he ran 
  • Agents eventually restrained him and took him into custody, documents show  

An Oregon man has been arrested by the US Secret Service for allegedly entering the DC home of Jacques Pitteloud, the Swiss Ambassador to the US and assaulting him

An Oregon man has been arrested by the US Secret Service for allegedly entering the Washington, DC, residence of the Swiss Ambassador to the United States and assaulting him. 

According to documents obtained by NBC 4 reporter, Scott MacFarlane, the incident occurred just after 2pm on Monday when Secret Service agents were called about a report of ‘an unwanted guest’ at the residence of Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud.

The individual, who was identified by authorities as Christian David Mandeville, allegedly refused to leave the premises. 

The responding agent noted that he spoke with Pitteloud and other employees to get a sense of the situation before entering the home. 

Upon entering the residence with the ambassador, ‘Mandeville attempted to run further into the building’.

‘The Ambassador put his hands out to stop Mandeville, but Mandeville used his arms to knock away the Ambassador’s arms,’ according to the Secret Service agent. 

‘Mandeville then used his body to try and push his way past the Ambassador. His actions pushed the Ambassador backward,’ the agent added. 

Authorities said another staffer was also assaulted by the suspect when he was stopped by the employee. Documents say Mandeville pushed the employee who was trying to stop him from entering the home. 

According to documents obtained by NBC 4 reporter , Scott MacFarlane, the incident occurred just after 2pm on Monday when Secret Service agents were called about a report of 'an unwanted guest' at Pitteloud's residence, which is attached to the embassy

According to documents obtained by NBC 4 reporter , Scott MacFarlane, the incident occurred just after 2pm on Monday when Secret Service agents were called about a report of ‘an unwanted guest’ at Pitteloud’s residence, which is attached to the embassy 

Both the ambassador and employee were unharmed. 

When the agent attempted to detain Mandeville, he allegedly resisted and fought against the agent. 

The agent said he received help from other officers and eventually they were able to restrain Mandeville. However, the agent said he sustained abrasions on his forearm from the altercation.

According to a statement from the Swiss Embassy, the suspect was initially denied entry but jumped over an exterior fence and made his way inside.  

Documents also showed that Mandeville left a backpack outside the gate to the property, prompting agents to clear the area while the bag was investigated. It’s still unclear what was inside the bag. 

Authorities charged Mandeville with assault on a foreign official, resisting arrest and unlawful entry.

Authorities were able to restrain Mandeville inside the residence (pictured)

Authorities were able to restrain Mandeville inside the residence (pictured) 

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