Man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan to be set free

The man who tried to assassinate former US president Ronald Reagan is set to be freed from a psychiatric hospital and allowed to live in the community.

It comes after a federal judge ruled John Hinckley Jr was no longer a danger to himself or others - 35 years after he was detained over the shooting.

Hinckley, 61, will be allowed to live full-time with his mother at her home in Williamsburg, Virginia after Judge Paul L Friedman's decision.

There are dozens of conditions attached to the order and he will not be able to reside there until 5 August at the earliest.