Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for New York governor, was attacked during a campaign stop near Rochester in Monroe County Thursday, according to a report.
Zeldin, who can be a sitting US congressman, was giving a speech on the Veterans of Overseas Wars submit in Perinton Thursday night time when a person jumped on stage and began yelling earlier than he wrestled with Zeldin and pulled out a blade, WROC-TV reported, citing a number of witnesses who spoke to the information channel.
The suspect was stopped by AMVETS nationwide director Joe Chennelly, in keeping with WROC. Chennelly is working for a state meeting seat that represents the east aspect of Monroe County.
A witness who was with Zeldin stated the candidate wasn’t harm and took the stage once more following the incident, the outlet reported.
Zeldin, who beat three different Republicans to seize the GOP nomination within the governor’s race in a main final month, faces Governor Kathy Hochul, the Democratic incumbent, this November.
A name looking for data from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Workplace was not instantly returned.