Man tries to grab officers gun in attempt to assassinate Trump
A man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer's gun so he could kill the candidate, according to federal authorities.The chances that he had a lawyer after telling that story are remote. How many would be assassins from the UK have targeted a US presidential candidate? It gives some idea of teh emotional reaction some are having to the Trump candidacy.
A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Michael Steven Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds. He's expected to appear in court on Monday afternoon.
Authorities said Sandford went to a Trump rally on Saturday at the Treasure Island Casino and approached a Las Vegas police officer to say he wanted an autograph from Trump. The report says Sandford grabbed the handle of an officer's gun in an attempt to remove it, and was arrested.
It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney. Las Vegas police say Sandford is 19.
Sandford had a United Kingdom driver's license with him at the time, according to the complaint. He told a special agent that he was in the U.S. for about a year and a half and lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, then drove to the San Bernardino, California area in his car before coming to Las Vegas on June 16.