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

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Police remove a protester as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Treasure Island hotel and casino, Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Police remove a protester as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Treasure Island hotel and casino, Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -

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 due for trial Oct. 3.

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