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Zeldin's suspected attacker appears in court

Suspect ordered held pending the outcome of detention hearing on Wednesday.
Election 2022 New York Governor Zeldin Attacked
Posted at 5:48 PM, Jul 23, 2022

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — There is a new development concerning the attack on New York State Congressman Lee Zeldin.

The Republican Gubernatorial Candidate was approached on stage during a campaign stop in Fairport, outside of Rochester on Thursday.

Prosecutors say the suspect, David Jakubonis, grabbed the congressman and threatened him with a key chain in his hand that had two sharp points.

Saturday, Jakubonis was officially arrested on a federal charge of assaulting a congressman.

He made his first appearance in federal court Saturday afternoon, where a judge decided he would remain in custody pending the outcome of a detention hearing this coming wednesday.

Congressman Zeldin was not hurt in the attack.