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Briton Who Tried to Kill Trump Heard “Voices”

Michael Sandford got arrested after trying to assassinate Donald Trump in Las Vegas on June 18.Michael Sandford got arrested after trying to assassinate Donald Trump in Las Vegas on June 18.

A British man jailed after trying to assassinate Donald Trump said Tuesday that screaming voices in his head urged him to lunge for a policeman's gun. Michael Sandford, 21, who has a history of mental health issues, told The Sun newspaper how he feared being shot dead himself after being flattened by officers, six meters away from Trump who was campaigning to become US president. Sandford, who is back at his family home in Dorking, south of London, after being released last Tuesday, said he decided to take action after feeling angry about Trump, AFP reported.

"I was hearing voices telling me to kill Donald Trump," he said.

"They'd been coming on for a while and getting stronger and more frequent. At one point, they were screaming at me. "My friends had said Trump needed to be stopped. They said he was going to destroy the country, but it was the voices in my head which were telling me to kill him. "Then one day I saw he was speaking in Las Vegas and I decided to drive there and do something myself." The incident happened on June 18 last year as the Republican candidate was campaigning in the Nevada city. At the rally, when he tried to pull an officer's gun from its holster, it got stuck and Sandford was bundled to the ground. He was jailed in December for a year and a day. Much of his sentence was spent on remand and he was released early.

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