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Suspected Lee Zeldin attacker David Jakubonis arrested on federal assault charge


The Army veteran who attacked gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin during a campaign stop near Rochester was arrested Saturday afternoon on a federal assault charge, according to a report.

David Jakubonis, 43, is set to make a court appearance in front of US Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson later Saturday, according to Fox News, citing an announcement by the US Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York.

Jakubonis was previously charged with attempted assault, arraigned and released.
Jakubonis was previously charged with attempted assault, arraigned and released.
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In this image taken from video provided by WHEC-TV, David Jakubonis, center, is taken into custody by Monroe County Sheriff deputies after he brandished a sharp object during an attack on U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, as the Republican candidate for New York governor delivered a speech in Perinton, N.Y., Thursday, July 21, 2022. Jakubonis, 43, has been charged with attempted assault, arraigned and released, a Monroe County sheriff's spokesperson said. (WHEC-TV via AP)
Jakubonis is accused of weilding “self-defense knuckles which had two sharp pointed ends” at Zeldin’s throat.
AP

Zeldin — the Republican nominee for governor who currently represents eastern Long Island in the House of Representatives — was assaulted with a bizarre weapon during a campaign stop in Monroe County on Thursday night.

Jakubonis — who is accused of wielding “a set of self-defense knuckles which had two sharp pointed ends” at Zeldin’s throat — was charged with attempted second-degree assault, which caused him to be let out of police custody.



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