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GOP Candidate for NY Gov, Lee Zeldin, Attacked by Assailant During Speech – RedState


Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican gubernatorial candidate for New York, has been attacked during a campaign stop near Rochester, according to various outlets, including Fox News.

Fox News:

Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., was attacked during a gubernatorial campaign stop in Perinton, New York on Thursday night where an individual allegedly pulled out a sharp object.

Zeldin was at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post event giving a speech about bail reform when a man allegedly got on stage and “wrestled with him a bit, and pulled a blade out,” according to a witness who spoke with Rochester First.

The individual who allegedly tried to attack Zeldin was taken down by AMVETS national Director Joe Chenelly, according to the report.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News that it is “aware of an incident at the speech of gubernatorial candidate Zeldin this evening. A suspect is in custody and Major Crimes is investigating. We will update as further information becomes available.”

The NY Post added in its reporting that “[a] witness who was with Zeldin said the candidate wasn’t hurt and took the stage again following the incident, [WROC-TV] reported.”

RedState will provide further details as they become available.

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