A follower of the QAnon conspiracy theory who parked his armored vehicle in the middle of a bridge near the Hoover Dam and held an armed standoff with law enforcement has been sentenced to nearly eight years in an Arizona prison.

Matthew Wright, 33, of the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nev., pleaded guilty during a mid-December court hearing in Mohave County Superior Court to making a terrorist threat and fleeing law enforcement.

Wright, who was arrested after he fled the bridge and his armored vehicle became stuck in the Arizona desert, initially faced a slew of charges that could have imprisoned him for life.

Wright, in an interview with a psychologist hired by his defense attorney, said his June 2018 action was an attempt to gain publicity for a pair of causes, both of which are rooted in conspiratorial thinking.

Read more: AZ Central