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UPDATE: Man arrested at Las Vegas Trump rally pleads guilty

Posted at 12:02 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 21:43:11-04

UPDATE: Michael Sandford, the British man who seized the firearm of a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer at a Donald Trump rally in June, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two felony charges.

20-year-old Sandford pleaded guilty to one count of illegal alien in possession of a firearm and one count of impeding and disrupting the orderly conduct of government business and official functions.  

The maximum penalty for each count is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 13 at 10 a.m.


A judge has ruled that the mother of a British man accused of grabbing a Las Vegas police officer's gun at a Donald Trump rally can visit her son.

Michael Sanford was arrested in June at a Trump rally at the Treasure Island hotel-casino. He later told police he wanted to kill the Republican presidential candidate.

The 20-year-old Sanford has been on suicide watch while in federal custody.

His trial is scheduled to start in October.