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Man who pulled out weapon at US Capitol sentenced to jail

AP  |  Washington 

A man who displayed a weapon at a security checkpoint at the visitor center of the US Capitol last year has been sentenced to 11 months in prison.

Prosecutors said in a release that 67-year-old Larry Russell Dawson of Antioch, Tennessee, was sentenced Monday in federal in He has been ordered to receive mental health treatment.

Dawson had previously pleaded to a charge of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers while using a deadly or dangerous weapon.

An officer shot Dawson on March 28, 2016, after he pulled out a BB gun that looked like a handgun at the checkpoint.

Dawson was also sentenced today to 90 days in prison for an earlier incident in which he disrupted and failed to return to

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First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 01:07 IST