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Midstate man who had gun White House gate gets 8 months

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 4, 2016 2:29 PM
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Police officials investigate a Toyota sedan on Constitution Avenue, Friday, May 20, 2016 in Washington, after a Secret Service agent shot a man with a gun who approached a checkpoint outside the White House and refused to drop his weapon, the Secret Service said. Officals searched a Toyota sedan that the gunman was believed to have driven and was parked on Constitution Avenue. The agents found ammunition inside the car, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to release the information. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Washington) -- A midstate man shot by the Secret Service at a White House gate earlier this year after he refused to drop a gun he was carrying has been sentenced to eight months confinement.

Jesse Olivieri was shot on May 20. The 31-year-old from Ashland, Schuylkill County, pleaded guilty in September to a charge of ``resisting or impeding certain officers or employees with a dangerous weapon.''

On Tuesday, Judge Royce C. Lamberth sentenced Olivieri to a total of eight months of confinement. Olivieri will get credit for the time he has been in custody and serve the rest of his sentence in home detention, in his case at a medical facility. He will serve three years of supervised release.

No one responded immediately to a telephone message left with his attorney Tuesday.

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