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

According to Fox News and various media outlets, Lee Zeldin was attacked while on a campaign visit near Rochester.

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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.

According to the report Joe Chenelly (AMVETS national director) took down Zeldin’s attacker.

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. Major Crimes investigators are currently investigating the case. A suspect has been taken into custody. 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 update you as soon as more details become available.

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