A 19-year-old man was arrested last Friday, after attempting to steal a gun from a police officer at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas, with the intent of killing the Republican presidential candidate.
Michael Sandford was charged in U.S. District court today with “an act of violence on restricted grounds.”
Before heading to the rally, it is alleged he stopped by a gun range to practice shooting. From the Associated Press:
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 was arrested after grabbing the handle of an officer’s gun in an attempt to remove it.
Sandford was subdued before gaining control of the weapon. After being detained, he told authorities he planned to shoot Trump.
[Via The Washington Examiner]