Congressman Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for governor of New York, was attacked during a campaign event on Thursday night near Rochester.
Zeldin was giving a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post when an individual jumped on stage and began to shout at Zeldin before wrestling with the congressman and pulling out a blade.
According to WROC, AMVETS national director Joe Chennelly stopped the suspect. Chennelly is running for a state assembly seat.
Video of the incident is included below:
Here is video of the attack involving Rep. Zeldin from witness Cody Crippen pic.twitter.com/Ur1CfpkdsS
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