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British man indicted in botched attempt to shoot Trump in Las Vegas

British man indicted in botched attempt to shoot Trump in Las Vegas

A British man who authorities say tried to grab a police officer's gun to shoot presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a Las Vegas campaign rally was indicted Wednesday on federal criminal charges that, together, could get him up to 30 years in prison.

A grand jury on Wednesday charged Michael Steven Sandford, 20, with disrupting an official function and two firearm possession counts, U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said.

Sandford's arraignment was scheduled July 6 in Las Vegas. He remained in federal custody, and his lawyer didn't immediately respond Wednesday to messages seeking comment.

Federal agents say Sandford told them he drove to Las Vegas...

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