NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged earlier this year with threatening former President George W. Bush has been sentenced to time served and six months home confinement on a gun charge.
Benjamin Smith was sentenced Friday in Manhattan federal court.
The 45-year-old Pittsford man was originally charged with threatening Bush after authorities said he was taken into custody and spontaneously screamed: “Bush will get his!”
He pleaded guilty to possessing a weapon. Federal Judge Sidney H. Stein said he ordered home confinement in part to ensure Smith continues to get mental health treatment.
Smith was not immediately freed because he faces a charge of violating his probation after a previous conviction.
Before he was sentenced, Smith said he wanted to apologize to the court and anyone he might have offended.