National Guardsman Arrested For Threatening to Assassinate VP Mike Pence

politics
September 12, 2017

On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence visited Shanksville, PA to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001. Pence gave a tear-jerking speech, honoring the heroes of United Flight 93. 

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In anticipation of the vice president's upcoming visit to the 9/11 memorial in Pennsylvania, a National Guardsman was arrested for speaking threatening words about Pence. 

22-year-old William Robert Dunbar, originally from Berlin, New Jersey, was charged on Saturday. According to the Richland Township police, Dunbar had been on duty at the Army National Guard Training Center when he made hateful comments. 

According to the Daily Mail, Dunbar said, "If someone pays me enough money, I will kill the vice president."

After making the comment twice, witnesses reportedly contacted commanding officers. The police initially took Dunbar to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for an evaluation. 

After, Dunbar was taken to the county prison. His bond was set for $250,000. 

So far, court documents have not listed an attorney for Dunbar. Check back for updates as information is released.

Please continue praying for the protection of the leaders of our nation. We are thankful for the safety of Vice President Pence. In other White House news, a new White House Communications Director was just named, and she seems to be the right person for the job!

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