HOUSTON (AP) — A 26-year-old man was sentenced to more than six years in prison for attempting to blow up a Confederate statue last summer at a Houston park.
A federal judge on Friday also imposed a $10,000 fine against Andrew Schneck, who pleaded guilty in March to attempting to maliciously damage property receiving federal financial assistance.READ MORE: Little Elm High School Students, Parents Asked To Attend Listening Session Following Protests About Sexual Assault Allegation
Schneck was caught last August near a statue of Richard Dowling, a lieutenant in the Confederate army whose unit defeated a Union invasion force at the Battle of Sabine Pass in 1863.
Schneck was found holding two boxes with duct tape and wires as well as a bottle and a small tube containing compounds that tests later revealed were explosive materials.READ MORE: Missing Dallas Man Jeffrey Nathan Lovell May Be 'Confused' And Need Help
The incident happened amid a wave of protests over Confederate monuments across the U.S.
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