The incident comes at a time when actual and threatened political violence including threats directed at members of Congress are on the rise across the United States.Gov. Kathy Hochul, Mr. Zeldin’s Democratic opponent, quickly condemned “this violent behavior in the strongest terms possible.
Lee Zeldin Video explained
The videos show Mr. Zeldin, standing on the bed of a truck, addressing supporters gathered outside a V.F.W. hall in Fairport, N.Y., when a man approaches him slowly from the right, grabs him by the arm and brandishes a weapon. Mr. Zeldin responds by grabbing the man’s wrist and is then joined by several men in containing the attacker.
Lee Zeldin was attacked
Lee Zeldin was attacked on Thursday night by a man wielding a sharp object at a campaign event near Rochester, New York, officials said.Zeldin, the Republican candidate for New York governor, was uninjured, and no other injuries were reported.In video of the attack, a man can be seen onstage with Zeldin, grabbing his arm before they fall to the ground. the man can be heard repeating in the assault, which unfolded at around 8 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Perinton.