A 23-year-old 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 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 Sept. 11.

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

However, he initially denied making the statement.

His commanding officers were contacted commanding after the Guardsman make the threat twice.
U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation that led to Dunbar’s prosecution, reported The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.