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PHILADELPHIA — Three Washington state residents were arrested and charged with a misdemeanor in federal court with trying to breach a security fence at the Democratic National Convention, it was reported Thursday.

The three Washington residents were among at least seven demonstrators on Wednesday night who allegedly tried to breach an 8-foot fence  surrounding the Wells Fargo Center, site of the convention, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday.

According to the newspaper, U.S. Magistrate Marilyn Heffley set a detention hearing for next Monday to review prosecutors’ detention request. She released five of the demonstrators, including the three from Washington, who are facing federal charges of entering restricted grounds, a misdemeanor punishable by a fine and/or up to a year in prison.

The Washington state protesters were identified as Jacob Van Buskirk, 23, of Tacoma; and Natalie Frazer, 26, and Megan Munk, 27, of Forks.