The suspected attacker of Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) has been arrested on a federal assault charge, the Justice Department announced.
David Jakubonis, 43, was arrested on July 23 and charged with assaulting a member of Congress with a dangerous weapon, following an investigation by federal authorities, U.S. Capitol Police, and state and local law enforcement. He was initially taken into custody on July 21 after he tried to stab the lawmaker, who is the Republican nominee for governor, during a campaign stop at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Fairport, New York, near Rochester. Zeldin wasn’t injured.
Jakubonis was arraigned on July 21 for second-degree attempted assault but was released on his own recognizance immediately after. The alleged assailant reportedly appeared in front of Magistrate Judge Marian Payson on July 23, according to a complaint filed in federal court….


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