Christian David Mandeville supposedly entered Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud's residence and refused to leave
An Oregon man allegedly broke into the Swiss ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C., attacked the diplomat and attempted to fight a reacting Secret Service officer, according to court filings.
He is also accused of attempting to drive his way past a minumum of one employee.
Staff called police, who met with the ambassador upon their arrival, according to investigators.
Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud told police officers who Mandeville refused to leave and that he was worried the trespasser might enter deeper into the embassy.
Pitteloud and an officer went to meet Mandeville, who allegedly pushed the ambassador and attempted to run deeper into the building.
In an announcement, an embassy spokesperson thanked the Secret Service and Metropolitan Police Department and said the suspect had originally been denied entrance but jumped within an outside fence and snuck in. Despite the physical touch, the ambassador and staffer were unharmed.
In an affidavit, the uniformed Secret Service officer stated he tried to arrest the suspect, who"continued to pull and fight ."
Officers eventually took Mandeville to the ground, based on court records, who supposedly continued struggling and resisted handcuffs.
Mandeville told investigators that he had a bag near the embassy fence, and authorities temporarily closed the region until they researched the merchandise. The suspicious package was eventuallyed deemed not to be a hazard.
Mandeville's age, date of arrival and bond status weren't immediately available.