Video: GOP Candidate For Governor Lee Zeldin Attacked On Stage

Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for Governor of New York, was attacked on Thursday night while speaking in Monroe County.

He was addressing supporters in Fairport when a man armed with a weapon walked on stage. The two begin to struggle and fall to the ground before others jump in to break up the altercation. The individual was taken into custody and Zeldin continued his speech.

"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," Zeldin said on Twitter.

The attack happened during a campaign event for Zeldin, who is challenging Governor Kathy Hochul in the November election.

"Relieved to hear that Congressman Zeldin was not injured and that the suspect is in custody. I condemn this violent behavior in the strongest terms possible — it has no place in New York," Hochul tweeted.

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