South Dakota man who took guns to anti-Islam event sentenced

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man who carried guns into an anti-Islam speaking event and livestreamed a Facebook video from outside afterward has been sentenced.

Ehab Jaber, of Sioux Falls, pleaded guilty in July to a federal firearms charge. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Piersol sentenced the 46-year-old to seven months imprisonment with served time suspended, seven months in community or home detention and three years of probation.

Federal prosecutors say Jaber aimed to spark a violent reaction when he attended the April event with firearms in tow.

The Argus Leader reports that Jaber told the judge he was ``heartbroken'' by the high attendance at an event condemning his religion.

Jaber faces separate state charges of making terroristic threats and violating his bail conditions by testing positive for methamphetamine.