British Man Arrested at Trump Rally Said He Wanted to Kill Candidate

 Police remove Michael Sandford as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas, June 18, 2016.

Police remove Michael Sandford as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas, June 18, 2016.

{VOA NEWS} – A British man was indicted on weapons charges Wednesday after what the U.S. Secret Service says was an attempt to kill Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump earlier this month at a rally in Las Vegas.

A grand jury charged Michael Sandford, 20, with two felony counts – being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, and impeding and disrupting the orderly conduct of government business. He could face up to 30 years in prison.

He has not, however, been charged with plotting murder.

Law enforcement officials say Michael Steven Sandford drove from California to Nevada to attend a Trump rally at the Treasure Island Casino where he tried to grab a gun from the holster of a Las Vegas police officer who was providing security. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.