- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Mandan man who was shot by police in Bismarck and then tried to escape from a hospital has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison.

Travis Clark Jr. was shot by two Bismarck police officers on Jan. 31 after authorities say he ignored the officers’ commands and reached for what officers believed was a weapon.

Authorities say that while he was detained at a hospital, he overpowered a private security officer and fled, but later gave himself up without incident.

Clark was sentenced Monday for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The sentence will begin after he finishes serving five years in the State Penitentiary on multiple charges from January including burglary.


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