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Man gets prison for Schenectady newspaper attack

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - A 22-year-old man shot by a police officer at the offices of a Schenectady newspaper has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for charging at officers with a knife.

The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that Elvis Norwood was sentenced Friday in Schenectady County Court, where he'd pleaded guilty in November to a felony count of menacing a police officer.

Authorities say Norwood was armed with a kitchen knife and apparently off his medications for paranoid schizophrenia when he was shot several times by 1 of the two Schenectady police officers he charged inside the Daily Gazette's lobby in October 2011.

Norwood apologized for the attack. A judge said she took his mental illness into account while not imposing a harsher sentence.

Information from: The Daily Gazette, http://www.dailygazette.com/

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