A British man arrested at a Donald Trump in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab a police officer’s gun and charged with attempting to wrestle a gun from a police officer at a Las Vegas rally in order to kill Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump.
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According to court papers filed on Monday in federal court in Nevada, Sandford told a Secret Service agent he had driven to Las Vegas from California with the goal of shooting Trump.
“Sandford claimed he had been attempting to kill Trump for about a year but decided to act on this occasion because he finally felt confident about trying it,” the court papers said.
Protester Michael Steven Sandford, who appeared in court on Monday, even went to a gun range on Friday so he could learn how to fire a pistol.
The 20-year-old was arrested at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino on Saturday after going for a metro police officer’s gun.
Sandford, who is originally from Surrey and was carrying a UK driver’s licence, had been living illegally for 18 months in New Jersey after his visa expired and had been sleeping in his car.
A secret service report said Sandford told officers he had been planning the Vegas assassination for around 12 months and believed he would die in the process.