A 19-year-old man, identified as Michael Steven Sandford, tried to grab a Las Vegas police officer’s gun on Saturday during Donald Trump’s speech at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.
According to a federal source, the reason for reaching at the officer’s holstered handgun was to assassinate Donald Trump.
During the rally Sandford made his way through a crowd of Trump supporters who were seeking to get an autograph from Donald so he could get close enough to deliver a deadly shot.
Sandford reportedly told authorities he drove to Las Vegas from California specifically to kill Donald Trump and even shot off a few practice rounds at a local gun range the day before the rally.
The teen also had a U.K. driver’s license on his person.
The U.S. District Court in Nevada is charging Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds.
The would-be assassin is now in custody of the Secret Service where he is set to face charges.