British Donald Trump 'Would-Be Assassin' Appears in Court + PHOTOS

British Donald Trump 'Would-Be Assassin' Appears in Court + PHOTOS
Tue Jun 21, 2016 13:08:42

Michael Sandford, 20, was arrested on Saturday after allegedly attempting to grab a pistol from a police officer.

A British man has appeared in court accused of trying to assassinate Donald Trump at a Presidential rally in Las Vegas.

Michael Steven Sandford allegedly attempted to kill the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Saturday.

The 20-year-old is charged with an act of violence on restricted grounds after being thwarted by officers .

He is believed to have told the Secret Service he had been “planning to kill Trump for about a year but decided to act on this occasion because he finally felt confident about trying it.”

When Sandford appeared in court yesterday, it emerged he had been living in his car while on an expired Visa.

Prosecutors said the suspect also suffered from a form of autism.

Following a brief hearing in Las Vegas he was ordered by US Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr. to be held without bail.

The justice found Sandford a danger to the community and a flight risk.

Assistant US Attorney Jared Grimmer argued for Sandford to remain on remand arguing he was unemployed and living in the States illegally with no ties to Las Vegas.

Mr Grimmer also said Sandford may have some “mental health issues.“

Police filed a complaint in the Nevada US District Court on Monday signed by Special Agent Joseph Hall.

He wrote how Sandford had driven from California in order to kill Trump and had visited a gun range in Las Vegas the day before to learn how to shoot.

On the day of the rally at the Treasure Island Casino the would-be killer is alleged to have approached a police officer on the pretence he wanted an autograph from Trump, Mirror reported.


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