British mom wins US judge OK to see son held in Trump threat

Published 08/23 2016 01:40PM

Updated 08/24 2016 07:16AM

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The mother of a British man accused of trying to grab a police officer's gun to shoot Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump won approval from a judge to visit her son in federal custody in Las Vegas.

Lynne Sandford lives in Dorking, England, and she wasn't in court Tuesday for a hearing at which Michael Steven Sandford's defense attorney said her client is in a "delicate mental state."

Sandford didn't speak in court.

In court filings, deputy federal public defender Brenda Weksler says her client has been on suicide watch at a U.S. government detention center about 50 miles west of Las Vegas.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach decided that a meeting might help resolve the case. A date wasn't set for the meeting.

Sandford is set to go to trial on Oct. 3.

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