Michael Steven Sandford appeared in a federal court in Las Vegas today — two days after he was arrested for allegedly trying to grab a police officer’s gun with the intent to assassinate the presumptive Republican nominee for president.
Steven Sandford, 19, was arrested after grabbing cop’s gun at Las Vegas rally & said he wanted to kill Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/TfCHVU3pOd
— M Barak Cherguia (@CherguiaMbark) June 20, 2016
Sandford’s only form of ID was a United Kingdom drivers license, RT reports.
At his arraignment on Monday, it was revealed that he had overstayed his visa and was in the United States illegally, according to KLAS.
In a court filing against the British national, U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden alleges Sandford had never fired a gun before, until the day prior to the rally.
According to police, he approached Las Vegas Police Department officer Ameel Jacob and attempted to take his weapon and use it to shoot Trump.
The court filing states he drove from California to Nevada because “he finally felt confident about trying it.”
He remains in custody and has a court hearing July 5th.