Vice President Pence to speak at Space Symposium in Colorado Springs

Postado Março 13, 2018

A National Guardsman who threatened to kill Vice President Mike Pence has been sentenced to six months in prison.

Dunbar pleaded guilty in December and was sentenced on Friday. Dunbar is accused of making the threat last September, a few days before Pence was scheduled to speak at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Authorities say the man from Berlin, Pennsylvania, was on duty at the Army National Guard Training Center on September 8 when he said, "If someone pays me enough money, I will kill the vice president".

Three witnesses heard Dunbar say he would kill Pence, per the DOJ. I don't give a (expletive).

The newspaper also reported that the base where Dunbar was stationed did not allow him to be near guns and that members of the community lived in fear of him.

Police arrested Dunbar on September 8, three days before Pence's speech.

Nate Chute is a producer with IndyStar, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK.