LAS VEGAS (AP) — A British man accused of trying to take a police officer’s gun and kill Donald Trump in Las Vegas has been denied bail by a federal judge.
Federal Magistrate Judge George Foley on Monday declined to grant bail to 20-year-old Michael Steven Sandford, who’s charged with an act of violence on restricted grounds. Foley said Sandford was a risk to the community and a flight risk.
Sandford has not entered a plea.
Court research shows he is unemployed, living out of his car and in the U.S. illegally. A federal public defender says he has autism and has attempted suicide.
Sandford was arrested Saturday at the Treasure Island Casino where Trump was speaking. He’s accused of grabbing at a Las Vegas police officer’s holstered gun, and investigators say he wanted to kill Trump.
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