Suspected Lee Zeldin attacker David Jakubonis arrested on federal assault charge: report

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.

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.

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