Man Arrested For Trying To Grab Cop's Gun At Vegas Trump Rally Admits He Intended To Kill Trump
A man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told US authorities he tried to grab an officer's gun so he could kill the candidate.
A complaint filed on Monday in US 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 a lawyer. Las Vegas police said Sandford is 19.