Investigators: Attacker “did not know” who Zeldin was

Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

“A man accused of attacking New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin during a recent campaign rally told investigators he’d been drinking that day and didn’t know who the congressman was, authorities said as the man was arrested on a federal assault charge Saturday. David Jakubonis, 43, made an initial court appearance Saturday before a federal magistrate judge in Rochester, New York, on a single count of assaulting a member of Congress with a dangerous weapon. The charge carries a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. He was ordered held until a bail hearing in federal court Wednesday. Prosecutors said he should remain detained as a flight risk and is dangerous, according to a court filing.” (07/24/22)

https://www.npr.org/2022/07/23/1113206272/suspect-in-lee-zeldin-attack-didnt-know-who-lawmaker-was-investigators-say