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Police: Man Tried to Take Officer’s Gun to Kill Donald Trump

Police in Las Vegas say that a 20-year-old man from the U.K. wanted to kill Donald Trump before he was arrested at a rally yesterday. Michael Steven Sandford reportedly waited in line for hours to get the GOP candidate’s autograph and then attempted to grab a police officer’s gun from a holster.

According to NBC, he said that “if he were on the street tomorrow, he would try this again.” Sandford has apparently been in the country for more than a year and is currently here illegally after overstaying his visa. Earlier this week he went to a shooting range to learn to fire a gun for the first time. The AP is reporting that his public defender told officials that her client has autism.

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Authorities say that Sandford had been planning the attack for more than a year.

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