A British man shocked the world when he tried to grab a police officer’s gun in an attempt to kill the then presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Las Vegas. Reports from officials reveal that the British man has been deported after nearly 11 months in U.S. custody.
A statement made by an immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said that Michael Steven Sandford was escorted on Wednesday by federal agents aboard a commercial aircraft for his flight home to England.
Virginia Kice who is the ICE spokeswoman said that Sandford overstayed a 90-day visa after entering the U.S. in June 2015. Sandford is now 21. He pleaded guilty in September to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and disrupting an official function in the June 18 incident at a casino ballroom on the Las Vegas Strip. However, a federal judge acknowledged in December that Sandford had been diagnosed with the psychotic mental illness. Some of his friends also described the young man as a person with mental problems.
Despite being diagnosed with the psychotic mental illness, the federal judge denied the British citizen bail. The Secret Service agents revealed that Sandford admitted that he wanted to kill Trump. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers say Sandford tried grabbing a gun from one of their own at a Donald Trump rally inside the Treasure Island casino on Saturday.
The British man is from a small English town where he lived with his mother. The city is 20 miles outside of London. Julie Debnam remembers her son playing with Sandford back in the day. His mother said that he was just a normal boy back in the day, adding that it was only when he got older that he obviously had the traits of Asperger's. The federal court documents revealed that Sandford had plotted this assassination attempt for about a year. He was also in the U.S. on an expired visa.