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Mother of arrested Las Vegas Trump rally protester concerned for his mental health

Posted at 11:55 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 01:41:19-04

The mother of a British man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in June is concerned for her son's mental health.

Lynne Sandford told reporters in London Tuesday that her son, 20-year-old Michael Sandford, has been diagnosed with a number of mental health issues and has been on suicide watch for the past three weeks.

Michael Sandford is accused of trying to wrestle a gun away from a Las Vegas police officer at the Trump rally at the Treasure Island hotel-casino. He told police he intended to kill the Republican presidential candidates.

Sandford is set to stand trial Aug. 22 on several felony charges.