National Guardsman Arrested for Threatening To Kill Mike Pence
A National Guardsman has been arrested after allegedly making threatening to kill Vice President Mike Pence if he were paid the right price.
What made the story even more troubling was that it occurred while the Vice President was in Shanksville, Pennsylvania Monday to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Pence gave the keynote remarks at the September 11 Observance Ceremony held at the Flight 93 National Memorial. Afterward he took a tour of the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitors Center and participate in a wreath laying ceremony with the friends and family of the fallen.
As reported by the New York Post:
A 22-year-old National Guardsman from Pennsylvania was accused of threatening to kill Vice President Mike Pence, officials said.
William Dunbar, of Berlin, Pa., was on duty at the Army National Guard Training Center when he said, “If someone pays me enough money, I will kill the vice president,” Richland County cops said.
Witnesses said they alerted commanding officers after they heard Dunbar make the threat twice on Saturday.
He was charged with disorderly conduct and making terroristic threats, both misdemeanors.
Dunbar was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for evaluation and then to county prison, where he was held on $250,000 bond, officials said.
Pence was in Somerset County, Pa., on Monday for the anniversary ceremony honoring Flight 93 crash victims.
According to Richland Township police ,Dunbar was in fact on duty at the Army National Guard Training Center when he made the comments. Police said Dunbar was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for evaluation and then to county prison in lieu of $250,000 bond.
What makes the threat so astonishing and troubling was that it came from a member of the military while the Vice President was so close at hand. Though, he was not on the security detail for the Vice President, the national guard often participates in providing extra security when the President or Vice President are visiting a state.
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