Friday 9 December 2016

UK teenager held in Las Vegas 'sought to kill Donald Trump'

Ryan Wilkinson

Published 20/06/2016 | 23:35

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A British teenager has been arrested at a Donald Trump rally after going for a police officer's gun before telling investigators he wanted to kill the US presidential hopeful.

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Michael Sandford, 19, tried to grab the weapon from the officer after asking for the Republican candidate's autograph at a Las Vegas casino.

The teenager told investigators he had been planning the assassination for a year, including spending time on a firing range in recent days, and was convinced he would die in the attempt.

Sandford, who was carrying a UK driver's licence, is expected to appear in a US court in Nevada on Monday afternoon charged with an act of violence on restricted grounds.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are providing assistance following an arrest of a British national in Las Vegas."

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