BACK ON THE STREET: GOP Candidate Zeldin Attacked with Knife in New York, Attacker Goes Free Hours Later

Well, he called it.

Lee Zeldin, the GOP candidate for governor in New York, was attacked by a man with a knife during a recent campaign stop; Zeldin was unharmed and the man was arrested.

But then, they let him go.

From The New York Post:

The man who allegedly tried to stab Republican candidate for New York governor Lee Zeldin with a bladed weapon during a campaign stop on Thursday was released from jail within hours of his arrest on a felony charge — just as Zeldin had predicted.

David Jakubonis, 43, from Fairport, New York, was arraigned overnight in Perinton Town Court on a count of second-degree attempted assault stemming from the attack on Rep. Zeldin but was quickly released on his own recognizance.

Zeldin sent a tweet after the attack, saying his attacker would probably go free.

“His words as he tried to stab me a few hours ago were “you’re done”, but several attendees, including @EspositoforNY, quickly jumped into action & tackled the guy. Law enforcement was on the scene within minutes. The attacker will likely be instantly released under NY’s laws.”

Watch video of the attack below: