ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — David Jakubonis, 43, was arrested Saturday and is facing federal charges after attempting to attack New York Congressman Lee Zeldin, a Republican running for Governor of New York.
On Thursday, Congressman Zeldin was speaking at a campaign event in Perinton. During his speech, Jakubonis walked onto the trailer towards Zeldin and lunged a keychain at him. As bystanders intervened, Jakubonis pulled Zeldin down and kept saying “You’re done.”
After the incident, Jakubonis was arrested and charged with assault using a dangerous weapon — which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years. He was later released.
On Saturday, Jakubonis was arrested and then appeared before Judge Marion W. Payson. He is currently being held pending a detention hearing scheduled for July 27.