Congressman and Candidate for Governor Lee Zeldin was campaigning in Fairport, just outside of Rochester yesterday when a man approached him on stage. The man attempted to stab Zeldin who was able to grab his wrist and stop the attack. Both Zeldin and the attacker ended up on the ground when law enforcement and other attendees flocked to assist in the situation.
Lee Zeldin has put out the following statement.
"Thank you to everyone who reached out following tonight’s attack in Fairport. Someone tried to stab me on stage during this evening’s rally, but fortunately, I was able to grab his wrist and stop him for a few moments until others tackled him. I’m ok, and Alison Esposito, and all other attendees are safe. The attacker is in custody. Grateful for the attendees who stepped up quickly to assist and the law enforcement officers who quickly responded. I’m as resolute as ever to do my part to make New York safe again. This suspect will likely be right back out on the street immediately."
Both Zeldin and Esposito, who was also in attendance, are uninjured. The suspect has been released.