Antioch man who drew BB gun at U.S. Capitol sentenced to 11 months in prison


An Antioch man who drew a BB gun at a screening checkpoint at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center last year has been sentenced to 11 months in prison.

Larry Dawson, 67, was sentenced on Monday in federal court in Washington by the Honorable James E. Boasberg.

Following his prison term, Dawson must complete three years of supervised release. Judge Boasberg also ordered that Dawson receive mental health treatment while in prison and while on release.

Police say that on March 28, 2016 Dawson drew what appeared to be a handgun at the visitor center. He was shot by police and hospitalized. Police say Dawson had a BB gun.

The Capitol was on lockdown for about an hour as a result of the incident.

Dawson, who is from Tennessee, faces two federal charges.

Dawson was known to police, who last October arrested him for disrupting House proceedings and yelling he was a "prophet of God."

The AP contributed to this report.

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