Secret Service charges man who tried to grab gun from officer at Las Vegas Trump rally
A 19-year-old man named Michael Sanford was arrested Saturday at a Trump rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, after attempting to take a gun from an officer working security.
Police Sandford began speaking with a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer, saying he wanted to get an autograph. At one point in the conversation, Sandford attempted to pull the officer’s service weapon from the holster, according to police. Other officers quickly came to the officer’s aid and detained Sanford.
It’s unclear if the man was a protester or a Trump supporter. While Trump is under protection by the U.S. Secret Service protection local law enforcement officers are known to assist from time to time at larger events.
The Secret Service told CNN that Sandford has been charged with violating two federal laws, including assault. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.