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By Douglas Sciorra

Man who attacked Congressman Lee Zeldin released to Bath VA for care

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Zeldin is currently running for NYS Governor

Zeldin was attacked with a knife in a Rochester suburb during a campaign stop

Michael T. Baldwin Reports

The man authorities say attacked New York GOP gubernatorial candidate and congressman Lee Zeldin in Perinton in July will be released to an alcohol treatment program at the Bath VA. U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian Payson said that David Jakubonis, after treatment in Bath, would be transferred to the Veterans Outreach Center.

According to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, John DeMarco, an attorney for Jakubonis, said “Mr. Jakubonis is not a flight risk and given the resources available through the Bath VA and the Monroe County Veterans Court the risk of danger to the community is very low and manageable given the accountability and safeguards embedded in the respective programs. “We now look forward to his recovery and an opportunity to defend the merits of this matter.” Jakubonis has faced state and federal charges. 

Read the Sun’s previous reporting on the attack, including the questionable headline…. what it an assassination attempt?

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