A man arrested trying to take a gun from a police officer at a Donald Trump rally says he wanted to kill the Republican presidential candidate. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION A man arrested over the weekend trying to wrestle a gun from a police officer at a Las Vegas rally held by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told an investigator he wanted to kill the candidate, court papers showed on Monday (June 20). Michael Steven Sandford, who prosecutors described as a 19-year-old British national, was arrested on June 18 at the Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas after trying to disarm the officer, according to Las Vegas police. 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. He was charged with committing an act of violence on restricted ground, Natalie Collins, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, said in an email. Sandford's federal public defender, Heather Fraley, could not be immediately reached for comment. Sandford has not entered a plea and is scheduled to be in court for a preliminary hearing on July 5.