Pa. national guardsman admits threatening Vice President Pence

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 20, 2017 8:53 AM

(Johnstown) --  A Pennsylvania National Guardsman has admitted that he threatened to kill Vice President Mike Pence before his visit to Somerset County for the annual observance of the Flight 93 crash on September 11.

William Robert Dunbar waived his right to prosecution and pleaded guilty yesterday. The 23-year-old man, who lives in Berlin in Somerset County, now faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced.

Authorities say Dunbar 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 they heard Dunbar make the threat twice.

Authorities say Dunbar initially denied making the statement, but eventually admitted saying it.

Pence's appearance went ahead as scheduled.

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