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British Man Appears in Court for Trying to 'Shoot and Kill' Trump

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Police remove a protester, later identified as Michael Steven Sandford, who wanted to shoot Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at the Treasure Island hotel and casino on Saturday in Las Vegas during a Trump rally.
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Police remove a protester, later identified as Michael Steven Sandford, who wanted to shoot Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at the Treasure Island hotel and casino on Saturday in Las Vegas during a Trump rally.

British National, Michael Sanford, 20, appeared in court Monday for attempting to disarm a police officer at a Donald Trump rally held in Las vegas on Saturday, June 18.  Sanford, who overstayed his U.S. visa by a year and half, told police he drove from California to Las Vegas specifically to kill Trump.  Mr Sandford said he had never fired a gun before, but went to a shooting range in Las Vegas the day before to learn how to shoot.

KNPR coordinating producer Casey Morell briefs the hosts of BBC Newsday Monday June 21.

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