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Tacoma man, two other Washington residents charged with breaching security fence at Democratic convention

A Tacoma man and two other Washington residents were among seven people arrested and charged in federal court with trying to breach the fence at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Court documents and news reports identified the trio as Jacob Van Buskirk, 24, of Tacoma; Natalie Frazier, 27, of Forks; and Megan Munk, 27, also of Forks.

They were among the seven demonstrators arrested Wednesday night for using bolt cutters to cut through a security perimeter fence during protests that occurred outside the convention hall, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

The three Washington residents were charged with one misdemeanor count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so. They face up to a year in jail if convicted.

All were released on their own recognizance, according to the court docket.

One of the other protesters was carrying what agents described as throwing knives and might face a felony charge that carries a 10-year sentence, according to news reports.

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