WI man who yelled ‘This is for America’ before attacking U.S. Servicemen sentenced to prison

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FRIDAY 11/19/2021 8:19 a.m.

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – The man who drove to the U.S. Army Reserve station in Pewaukee and tried to fire a paintball gun at two servicemen was sentenced to prison.

According to officials, 31-year-old Ian Olson was sentenced to 14 months in prison. Olson is from Nashotah.

Back on March 15, Olson drove to the U.S. Army Reserve station in Pewaukee. His vehicle was reportedly spray-painted on all sides with words and symbols associated with the ‘QAnon’ conspiracy theory. Olson then got out of his vehicle and pointed a rifle-looking weapon at two uniformed U.S. Army servicemen.

He yelled ‘This is for America’ before he fired the weapon. The weapon ended jamming and was a paintball gun.

The two servicemen tackled Olson to the ground.

After Olson’s prison sentence he will have one year of supervised release.

U.S. District Judge Brett Ludwig said that Olson’s actions showed a disrespect for the county, for the rule of law and for U.S. military service personnel.

Local 5 will continue to update this story as more information is released.

ORIGINAL: ‘This is for America’: WI man pleads guilty after trying to fire weapon at 2 U.S. Army men

FRIDAY 8/20/2021 1:53 p.m.

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – A man from Nashotah pleaded guilty following an incident where he pointed and fired a weapon at two uniformed U.S. Army servicemen at the Army Reserve station in Pewaukee.

According to authorities, 31-year-old Ian Olson was in federal court in Milwaukee and pleaded guilty to attacking U.S. Servicemen.

On March 15, Olson drove his vehicle to the U.S. Army Reserve station in Pewaukee. He got out of his vehicle and pointed a rifle-looking weapon at the two uniformed servicemen who were in the parking lot.

Olson reportedly shouted ‘This is for America’ before firing the weapon. The weapon turned out to be a paintball gun and after it jammed the two servicemen tackled him to the ground.

Both servicemen thought that Olson was holding a real firearm and feared that they were going to be shot and killed.

Olson will be sentenced on Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m. He reportedly faces up to two years in prison.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Pewaukee Police Department.

Local 5 will continue to update this story as more information is released.

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