British teen charged after allegedly attempting to assassinate Donald Trump

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A 19-year-old British teenager arrested at a Donald Trump rally said he wanted to kill the presidential candidate.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrested Michael Sandford  at Trump’s rally on Saturday.

Police say Sandford started chatting with one of their officers at the event and claimed that he wanted to get Trump’s autograph. But instead, Sandford tried to take the officer’s gun, and officers quickly took him into custody.

Court documents say Sandford was identified by his driver’s license as being from the U.K. Sandford told investigators he’s been in the U.S. about a year and a half, living in Hoboken, New Jersey.

When officials asked Sandford why he tried to take the officer’s gun, he allegedly said, “To shoot and kill Trump.”

The 19-year-old was transferred to the custody of the U.S. Secret Service. He’s charged with attempting to commit an act of violence on restricted grounds.