Briton arrested at Trump rally indicted on weapons charges


LOS ANGELES: A British man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas after trying to grab a police officer’s gun was indicted on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) on weapons charges, the authorities said. Prosecutors charged Michael Sandford, 20, with two felony counts of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and one count of impeding and disrupting the orderly conduct of government business, the US Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas said in a statement. Sandford, who was in the United States unlawfully, tried to grab a police officer’s gun while attending a rally for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on June 18 before he was quickly overpowered and removed from the event, the charge sheet said. Although an initial complaint filed after his arrest stated that he told a Secret Service agent that he had intended to kill Trump, the indictment does not charge him with plotting to kill the billionaire businessman.


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