A 20 year old British man, Michael Steven Sandford arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told the Police he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the billionaire Republican presidential candidate.
The anti Trump protester who appeared in court on Monday, said he even went to Battlefield Vegas shooting range on Friday to learn how to shoot. He said he fired 20 rounds from a 9mm Glock pistol to learn how to use it.
Michael Sandford, 20, could face 10 years behind bars after he was arrested.
Court papers state that when he was later asked why he tried to snatch the firearm, he replied: “To shoot and kill Trump.”
On Monday the British national was denied bail at a District Court in Nevada, where he appeared charged with an act of violence on restricted grounds.
It is claimed he told cops he had been planning the Republican’s assassination for a year and was convinced he would die in the attempt.
Federal Magistrate Judge George Foley declined to release Sandford, who appeared before him in leg irons, over concerns he was a potential danger to the community and a flight risk.
The complaint, filed in Nevada’s District Court, say the teen approached a police officer at the Treasure Island Casino and said he wanted an autograph with billionaire Trump.
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