POLIZETTE — The man arrested for attempting to seize a police officer’s gun to “kill Donald Trump” at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday was illegally in the United States, federal prosecutors revealed during his arraignment.
Steven Sandford, a 20-year-old British national, had overstayed his visa and was illegally residing in the U.S., court research showed. He was unemployed and living out of his car, a 2007 BMW 328i, in Hoboken, New Jersey, for a year and half before driving to Las Vegas — specifically to murder the presumptive GOP nominee.
Sandford said “he finally felt confident about trying it” after wanting to do so for more than a year. He said “if he were on the street tomorrow, he would try this again,” according to the five-page complaint against him.
Sandford never fired a gun until Friday, when he took to the Battlefield Vegas gun range to learn how to shoot and fired 20 rounds from a 9mm Glock pistol, according to court documents. Sandford was charged with an act of violence in a restricted area and remains in custody. His court date is set for July 5.