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.