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Man sentenced to prison after pizza shop standoff

September 26, 2018

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Massachusetts man who shot at police and held a standoff with officers at a pizza shop to prison.

The MetroWest Daily News reports that 32-year-old Justin Breakspear was sentenced Tuesday to 16 to 20 years in prison.

A jury found Breakspear guilty of multiple charges including assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a high capacity magazine and possession of a large capacity gun.

He was acquitted of armed assault with intent to murder.

Authorities say Breakspear fired a single shot at police at his home in Framingham in July 2017. No one was hit, and officers did not return fire.

Breakspear fled to a nearby pizza shop that he owned where he later surrendered.

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Information from: MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.), http://www.metrowestdailynews.com

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