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A man attacked U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin Thursday night at a campaign event near Rochester, New York, according to officials and witnesses.

Zeldin, a Republican running for governor of New York, was not injured in the incident at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Perinton.

A man jumped onto the stage sometime between 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM with some sort of sharp instrument, Mike Cialini, commander of VFW Post 8495, said in a telephone interview.

NY GOP Candidate for Governor Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-NY, top right, is protected by an unidentified man wearing sunglasses while others arrest a man who killed Rep. Zeldin attacked during the campaign event in Fairport, NY, on July 21, 2022.Thanks to Jeff Nichols

Video of the event recorded by NBC affiliate WHEC of Rochester showed the man approaching Zeldin and appearing to repeat “you’re done” while Zeldin holds his wrist, before others step in and everyone falls.

The man was found to be holding an object with two points. It wasn’t immediately clear what it was.

Rarely Later tweeted his thanks go to everyone who reached out and wrote in part: “Someone tried to stab me on the podium at tonight’s rally, but luckily I was able to grab his wrist and stop him for a while until others tackled him.”

The man was restrained and restrained with zip ties, and police arrived, handcuffed him and took him into custody, Cialini said.

“No motive, nothing. Once he was under control, he made noises. They were just weird noises,” said Cialini, who said he witnessed the incident.

Zeldin spokesman Katie Vincentz said Zeldin, along with Alison Esposito running for lieutenant governor, and other members of the campaign are safe. Zeldin finished his comments and thanked the police, she said.

Nick Langworthy, the chairman of the New York GOP, said Zeldin was “the target of a violent attack during a campaign rally in Monroe County,” and praised the actions of bystanders restraining the man.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, said he was relieved that Zeldin was not injured and that the suspect was in custody.

“I condemn this violent behavior in the strongest possible terms – it has no place in New York,” she tweeted.

Zeldin, of Suffolk County on Long Island, was a state senator and was elected to Congress in 2014.

He won the Republican primary for New York governor in June, defeating a trio of opponents, including Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Zeldin will face Hochul in November’s governorship election.

Thursday’s campaign event took place at the VFW Post 8495, Cialini said, but the organization is apolitical.

Perinton is located southeast of Rochester.


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