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New York republican candidate attacked on stage by man with ‘bladed’ knuckleduster

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The Republican candidate for New York governor was assaulted by a man who apparently tried to stab him while on stage.

Lee Zeldin was addressing a Veterans of Foreign Wars post near Rochester when the incident occurred, with footage showing a man stepping on stage with a knuckleduster before getting dragged to the floor.

A Monroe County sheriff’s spokesperson said that a man, David Jakubonis (43), was arrested and charged for attempted assault in the second degree after the attack. He has since been released without bail.

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