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Donald Trump Assassination Attempt – 5 Facts You Need to Know

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The Donald Trump Assassination attempt, what you need to know.

Here's what happened.

At a rally in this weekend, authorities said, a man approached a a police officer to ask how he could go about getting Donald Trump's autograph. He then tried to grab the police officer's weapon, which he allegedly planned to use to shoot Donald Trump. Something the man said he had been planning for nearly a year.

Who is Michael Sanford?

In a complaint filed on Monday in U.S. District Court in , 20-year-old Michael Steven Sandford was charged with an act of violence on restricted grounds. He was denied bail at a hearing on Monday the Associated Press reports, and has not entered a plea. Sandford is a British man living in the U.S. illegally after overstaying a visa.

What Sandford told Service

Sandford told Secret Service agents who interviewed him after his arrest that he had bought a ticket to an rally in , Arizona if he didn't go through with his plan in Las Vegas. In addition, he told the agents that he expected to be during his assassination attempt.

Is Sandford Mentally Ill?

Sanford's assigned public defender, Heather Fraley, said that Sandford appeared mentally competent, Las Vegas Now reports. He hasn't been diagnosed with a mental illness, but he has Asperger syndrome, a form of , and was previously suicidal. He has also been treated for OBsessive Compulsive Disorder and anorexia.

Sandford says he will try to kill Donald Trump again

Last week, the complaint alleges, Sandford went to a firing range in Las Vegas to learn shoot a gun. He told the Secret Service that if he was released he would attempt to kill Donald Trump again.


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