A man with a knife attacked the sitting Congressman at a campaign stop
Read statement from Zeldin after attack in Rochester suburb
By Andrew Harris
The news of an attack on Lee Zeldin is developing but by most reports, including a statement from Zeldin, he was attacked with a knife and the attacker was arrested.
The Zeldin-Esposito campaign just released this statement:
|Zeldin for New York Statement on Attack at Campaign Event|
|FAIRPORT, NY – On Thursday, July 21, 2022, in Fairport, New York, a man climbed on stage and attempted to stab Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), the Republican Party and Conservative Party nominee for Governor, during a rally speech in front of campaign supporters. Congressman Zeldin grabbed the attacker’s wrist to stop him until several others assisted in taking the attacker down to the ground. Law enforcement then took the attacker into custody and Congressman Zeldin went back on stage to finish his remarks and thank the law enforcement officers who responded to the scene.|
The following statement was issued by Katie Vincentz, spokesperson for Zeldin for New York: “Congressman Zeldin, Alison Esposito and all members of Team Zeldin are safe following tonight’s attack. Far more must be done to make New York safe again. This is very much getting out of hand in this state. Unfortunately, Congressman Zeldin is just the latest New Yorker whose life has been affected by the out of control crime and violence in New York. This needs to stop! Thankfully, we still have exceptional men and women in law enforcement answering the call to protect our streets.”