Secret Service detain 19-year-old at Trump rally after asking Vegas police for autograph, but he grabbed for gun

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Police arrested a 19-year-old man at a Saturday Las Vegas Trump rally Saturday who, in the midst of a conversation where he purportedly asked for an autograph, he attempted to snatch the officer’s weapon from its holster.

The incident happened at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino between a uniformed Las Vegas officer and the suspect, Michael Sandford, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

“Sandford began a conversation with the officer under the pretense that he was seeking an autograph. Sandford then tried to disarm the officer,” the department said.

“The officers assigned to the event were able to quickly take Sandford into custody with little further disruption at the venue,” Metro said.

“Custody of Sandford has since been handed over to the United States Secret Service, where he will face formal charges.”

Officers in the vicinity acted immediately to prevent the theft and to place Sandford under custody, according to The New York Daily News.

Metro police handed the suspect over to Secret Service agents on the scene.

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