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Zeldin attacked at campaign event, but OK

Jul 22, 2022 1:15 am

Victoria Albert reports for CBS News that Republican candidate for governor Lee Zeldin was not seriously injured after a man attempted to attack him at a campaign event July 21 in Fairport, New York. "The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is aware of an incident at the speech of gubernatorial candidate Zeldin this evening. A suspect is in custody and Major Crimes is investigating," Deputy Brendan Hurley, a spokesperson for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, said in a statement reported by the Democrat and Chronicle. Zeldin continued his speech after law enforcement took the man into custody, a spokesperson reported. "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!" the spokesperson for Zeldin said in a statement released to the media. His opponent in November, Gov. Kathy Hochul, released her own statement on Twitter saying she was "relieved to hear" Zeldin was not hurt. "I condemn this violent behavior in the strongest terms possible – it has no place in New York," Hochul wrote. Zeldin voted against certifying the 2020 presidential election results, even though there has been no credibly proven fraud found in the campaigns. Read more about this story for CBS News.

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