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Posted: May 20, 2014 12:21 PM

Updated: May 20, 2014 12:21 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) A 64-year-old ex-convict from Texas was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in Nevada state prison after pleading guilty to a shooting that sent security guards and patrons scrambling at a Greyhound bus terminal in downtown Las Vegas.

James Alvin Abney told a judge Tuesday in Las Vegas that he never aimed at anyone, and tried to shoot himself before his arrest. But he says the gun was empty.

Abney pleaded guilty in March to attempted murder and discharging a weapon in the Dec. 5 shooting at the bus station next to the Plaza Hotel & Casino.

No one was injured, and police quickly arrested Abney.

It was a cold night, and Abney says he was angered that a security guard repeatedly ushered him out of the bus station.

Topics: Bus Station Shooting

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