National guardsman from Pa. gets prison for threatening VP

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

A federal judge on Friday also ordered 23-year-old William Dunbar to serve an additional six months of home detention and get mental health treatment.

Dunbar pleaded guilty in December to making the threat before Pence's visit to Pennsylvania for the annual observance of the Flight 93 crash on September 11.

Authorities said 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." Witnesses said they contacted commanding officers after Dunbar make the threat twice.

Authorities said Dunbar initially denied making the statement.

Pence's appearance went ahead as scheduled.

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