A man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the billionaire Republican presidential candidate.
Anti-Trump protester Michael Steven Sandford even went to a gun range on Friday so he could learn how to shoot.
He was arrested at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino on Saturday after saying he wanted to get an autograph from a metro police officer – but instead going for his gun.
A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds.
It cites a report by Special Agent Swierkowski, whose first name was not included, saying Sandford told officers he drove from California to kill Trump and went to a Las Vegas gun range the day before to learn to shoot.
Sandford later went to a Trump rally at Treasure Island and approached a Las Vegas police officer to say he wanted an autograph from Trump.
The report says Sandford was arrested after grabbing the handle of an officer’s gun in an attempt to remove it.