Man who tried to hurt Trump at rally not in US legally

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Treasure Island Hotel in Las Vegas on June 18, 2016. / AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS–Immigration officials say a British man who told authorities he wanted to kill Donald Trump at a Las Vegas rally had stayed in the U.S. about nine months more than he was allowed.

Officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday that 20-year-old Michael Sandford was admitted to the U.S. on June 2, 2015, under the Visa Waiver program.

The program allows people from certain low-risk countries to travel to the U.S. for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.

He overstayed that period, and was living out of his car.

Sandford was arrested Saturday. Authorities say he grabbed for an officer’s gun at a Trump campaign stop. He faces a federal criminal charge of¬†an act of violence on restricted grounds.

A judge declined to release Sandford on bail, saying he poses a risk to the community.¬†Immigration officials have requested that they be notified before he’s released from custody so they can take possible action against him for the immigration violation.

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