Assassination attempt made on Donald Trump at Las Vegas rally, cops say

DC-NEWS 300X71By Guy Bentley, DCNF

A man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas tried to grab a gun from a federal officer so he could execute the Republican the nominee.

The officer involved claims Michael Steven Sandford – aged 19 – attempted to take his gun with the intention of shooting Donald Trump, the Associated Press reports.

A complaint filed Monday in US District Court in Nevada charges Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds.

The complaint cites a report by Special Agent Swierkowski, claiming Sandford told police officers that he drove from California to assassinate Trump. Sandford said he spent the day before the kill attempt at Las Vegas gun range learning how to shoot. He was arrested inside the casino’s theater where Trump was speaking.

Agent Swierkowski’s first name was not included in the report. Sandford is reported to have travelled to a Trump rally at the Treasure Island Casino Saturday where he then approached a Las Vegas police officer, saying he wanted an autograph from Trump.

According to the report, Sandford was arrested after grabbing the officer’s gun and trying to take it from him. It is not yet known if Sandford has an attorney and he remains in custody.

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