Man Who Pulled Out Weapon at US Capitol Sentenced to Jail - NBC4 Washington

Man Who Pulled Out Weapon at US Capitol Sentenced to Jail



    A federal judge sentenced a man to 11 months Monday in connection to a shooting inside the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. An officer shot Larry Dawson nearly a year ago after he pointed what appeared to be a handgun at him. That weapon turned out to be a BB gun. News4's Pat Collins reports.

    (Published Monday, March 20, 2017)

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

    Prosecutors said Larry Russell Dawson, 67, of Antioch, Tennessee, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Washington. 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 Monday to 90 days in prison for an earlier incident in which he disrupted Congress and failed to return to court.