A man arrested at Donald Trumpâ€˜s Rally in Las Vegas told authorities that he tried to grab a police officerâ€™s gun and use it to kill the Republican presidential candidate, BBC reports.
According to a complaint filed in the US District Court in Nevada on Monday,Michael Sandford tried to disarm the officer at the June 18th, 2016 rally inÂ Mystere Theatre, Treasure Island Casino before being overpowered.
The young man, who holds a British driving License said he had driven from California to â€œKill Trumpâ€, and had been to a range the previous day to learn how to shoot. At his trial he did not enter a plea when he appeared before a judge and has been remanded in custodyÂ until another hearing on July 5th.
â€œSandford acknowledged that he would likely only be able to fire one to two rounds and stated he was convinced he would be killed by law enforcement during his attempt on Trumpâ€™s life,â€ the complaint said.
He has been charged withÂ an act of violence â€œon restricted groundsâ€Â and he confessed to plotting a planÂ to shoot Trump for about a year but had decided to act now because he finally felt confident enough to do so.
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