Someone Tried To Assassinate Donald Trump At A Las Vegas Rally
A man has been arrested after he admittedly tried to assassinate Donald Trump at a Las Vegas rally, according to court documents.
Michael Steven Sandford, 20, a UK citizen, reportedly claimed he wanted the US candidate's autograph before attempting to grab a gun at the event on Saturday.
The gun belonged to a police officer.
According to court papers obtained by the BBC, when asked why he tried to grab the weapon during a police interview, he replied,
To shoot and kill Trump.
The papers also revealed Sandford had previously planned to travel to Phoenix to do the job at a different rally.
Sandford was charged with an act of violence in a restricted area and did not enter a plea when he appeared in court.
He has been remanded in custody until July 5.
The news comes to light as the US Senate rejects four gun control measures that would have closed background check loopholes and prevented terrorists from buying guns.
Democrats brought two of those measures forward while Republicans constructed the other two. In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in US history, votes fell largely along party lines, with 47 voting for and 53 voting against a bill that would have prevented terrorists on the “no fly” list from buying guns.