In the attack, the man appeared to be holding an object with two protruding points. The sheriff’s office statement did not say what kind of weapon it was.
Jakubonis, of Fairport, is charged with attempted assault in the second degree, a felony, and was arraigned at Perinton Town Court and released on his own recognizance, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Zeldin later tweeted his thanks to everyone who reached out, writing in part, “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.”
The man was subdued and restrained with zip ties, and police arrived, handcuffed him and took him into custody, Mike Cialini, commander of VFW Post 8495, said in an interview.
You can watch the incident unfold below:
There was an assassination attempt on @leezeldin today.
The congressman and GOP candidate thanked everyone who kept him safe.
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.
In July of 2020, Scott Adams, the creator of “Dilbert” was mocked by liberals for saying that Republicans/Trump supporters would be hunted.
Every election year at this time, @ScottAdamsSays rolls out his Democrats’ Reign of Terror shtick. From his blog, June 2016: “But Clinton supporters have convinced me – and here I am being 100% serious – that my safety is at risk if I am seen as supportive of Trump.” pic.twitter.com/GeOzIl9fuQ