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Gov. candidate Lee Zeldin attacked at Perinton campaign stop


PERINTON, N.Y. (WROC) — Congressman Lee Zeldin was attacked at a campaign event in Perinton Thursday night. Zeldin is the Republican candidate for governor in New York State.

Witnesses say Zeldin was giving a speech about bail reform at the VFW on Macedon Center Road when a man got on stage, started yelling, “wrestled with him a bit, and pulled a blade out.”

The alleged attacker was suppressed by AMVETS national Director Joe Chenelly.

A witness who was with Zeldin after the attack said Zeldin was not hurt, and took the stage again when it was over.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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