British man deported home after prison in Trump attack case


Officials say a British man has been deported after nearly 11 months in U.S. custody for trying to grab a police officer’s gun in a bid to kill presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Las Vegas.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said Michael Steven Sandford was escorted Wednesday by federal agents aboard a commercial aircraft for his flight home to England.

ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice says 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.

A federal judge acknowledged in December that Sandford had been diagnosed with psychotic mental illness.

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