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British man pleads not guilty in Donald Trump shooting plot case

Published 06/07/2016

Michael Sandford told police that he wanted to kill Donald Trump, according to court documents (AP)
Michael Sandford told police that he wanted to kill Donald Trump, according to court documents (AP)

A British man has pleaded not guilty to attempting to grab a police officer's gun in a bid to kill Donald Trump.

Michael Sandford, 20, allegedly tried to snatch the weapon during a rally at Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas on June 18.

He is said to have told police he had travelled to the Nevada city to kill Mr Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for the US presidential election, according to court documents.

Sandford, dressed in a yellow prison uniform and wearing leg irons, appeared at a federal court in Las Vegas.

He pleaded not guilty to a charge of disrupting government business and official functions and two charges of being an illegal alien in possession of a gun.

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