WATCH: Assassination Attempt Against Republican Rep.

A man tried to stab Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York, who is running for the state's governorship, during a speech Thursday evening.

Zeldin finished his speech after the man was dragged away.

The incident unfolded at a campaign stop in Perinton, near Rochester.

Witnesses said that Zeldin was speaking about bail reform when a man jumped onto the stage and yelled at him. There was a struggle and then the man pulled out a knife, according to WROC-TV.

He was subdued by AMVETS national Director Joe Chenelly and others from the audience who jumped in to help.

via joemiller

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