British man gets prison time in Trump attack case in Vegas


LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 20-year-old British man diagnosed with mental illness was sentenced to about four more months in a U.S. prison for trying to grab a police officer’s gun in a plot to kill presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally last June in Las Vegas.

Michael Steven Sandford was sentenced Tuesday to one year and one day in prison, but has already spent about six months behind bars and is expected to receive about two months credit for good behavior in prison.

U.S. District Judge James Mahan blamed the attempt in a crowded Las Vegas strip casino ballroom on Sandford’s mental illness.

Sandord will be deported after his release.

A prosecutor says he could be free by mid-April.

Sandford’s mother, father, grandmother and 4-year-old sister were present in the courtroom.