VIDEO: GOP Candidate Attacked During Campaign Speech

Lee Zeldin Attacked During Speech

( – ALERT: New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin was attacked by a man wielding a sharp object while Zeldin was giving a campaign speech atop a trailer.

You can watch several videos of the attack further down this post.

As the New York Post tells it:

Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for New York governor, was attacked during a campaign stop near Rochester in upstate Monroe County on Thursday night — but escaped injury and managed to finish his speech.

Zeldin, also a sitting US congressman from Long Island, was campaigning at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Perinton when a man jumped on stage and lunged toward the lawmaker with an unknown weapon, according to witnesses and video of the incident.” [emphasis added]

The details of the attack include:

“‘[The attacker] reached into his right pocket and pulled out what appeared to be a knife or a razor blade, maybe a boxcutter and lunged at the congressman,’ Chenelly said.

“[The attacker] allegedly shouted ‘You’re done’ as he approached Zeldin, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Zeldin attempted to block the suspect — who witnesses told WHEC was disheveled and possibly intoxicated — and the man lunged at Zeldin once more.” [emphasis added]

Here are several videos of the attack on New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin: