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Man attacks Recent York Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin at campaign event

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U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)

Source: CNBC

A person attacked Recent York Republican gubernatorial nominee Rep. Lee Zeldin at an upstate campaign event Thursday evening.

Zeldin was not harmed within the incident, which occurred as he was speaking at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Fairport, a village just outside of Rochester, NBC News reported.

The attacker was subdued by members of the audience after he charged Zeldin, WHEC-TV reported.

That NBC affiliate reported that audience members disarmed the person, and put him in zip-ties that were pulled from campaign posters.

The suspect can have had some type of bladed instruments, NBC News reported.

Zeldin, who represents a congressional district in Suffolk County, Long Island, is campaigning to unseat Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat.

Hochul in a tweet wrote: “Relieved to listen to that Congressman Zeldin was not injured and that the suspect is in custody.”

“I condemn this violent behavior within the strongest terms possible — it has no place in Recent York,” Hochul tweeted.

Hochul took office last yr after Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned in disgrace following accusations of sexual harassment by nearly a dozen women.

That is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

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