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Authorities arrested a Long Island, New York, man on Friday for threatening to kill supporters of President Trump and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) at the Republican congressman’s campaign headquarters, Breitbart reports.
In the US, political scores are settled at the ballot box, not by trying to kill your political opponents. Donato Panico is a great American, supporter of @realDonaldTrump & one of my campaign vols. He shouldn't have been targeted like this today for his passion & involvement. https://t.co/Rh8Ae6MR4x
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) July 7, 2018
Martin Astrof, 75, of Nesconset, “became irate” at the Suffolk County campaign headquarters of Rep. Lee Zeldin at 11:15 a.m. Friday, local police said.
He threatened to kill a campaign worker, as well as other Zeldin and Trump supporters – then “backed his car up in an aggressive manner nearly striking the worker,” according to authorities.
Astrof fled the scene and was arrested at his home Friday afternoon. He was expected to be arraigned Saturday on a felony charge of making a terroristic threat, and on second-degree reckless endangerment charges. NYP News
Authorities charged Astrof with one felony count of making a terroristic threat and one count of second-degree reckless endangerment, according to the police department.
Man Arrested for Making Terroristic Threats and Reckless Endangerment https://t.co/OrOvBCPY1V
— Suffolk County PD (@SCPDHq) July 7, 2018
Zeldin added in another Twitter that voters “shouldn’t fear death or serious injury” for supporting their president and congressman.
I presented this flag 2 wks ago from Donato Panico, flown over WTC site & Iraq, to @RealDonaldTrump. A NY-1 Dem today tried to run Donato over w a vehicle & threatened to kill him for backing Pres Trump & I. Ppl shouldn't fear death or serious injury for backing their Pres & Rep. https://t.co/S9lbUlY8We
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) July 7, 2018
The congressman, who is running for re-election in New York’s 1st Congressional District, presented the flag to President Trump at Panico’s request.
In another attack on a Trump Supporter:
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A fun night of fireworks was ruined for a Boynton Beach man. Jeff Good says he was attacked for having a President Trump flag in his yard. RWT News Released
In another recent attack, a teen was attacked and it was caught on video as well:
WHATABURGER in San Antonio because he was wearing a Trump-supporting MAGA hat.Read full article and watch the attack on video here.
In the video, you can see a man throw a drink in 16-year-old Hunter Richard’s face before leaving the restaurant with his hat. Hunter said some of his hair was pulled during the assault.
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