Congressman Lee Zeldin attacked during New York state stump speech

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Reuters

By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) – A man climbed on stage and attempted to stab Congressman Lee Zeldin on Thursday as he delivered a stump speech in his run for New York governor, his campaign said, but the candidate was unharmed. Video footage posted on social media by witnesses showed an unidentified man wearing a black baseball cap quickly approach Zeldin from the side of the stage at a rally in upstate New York holding a pointed weapon or implement of some kind. The man, who can be heard to tell Zeldin “you’re done” repeatedly as he extends his arm toward the Republican candidate’s face or neck. …

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