Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Trump supporters, GOP lawmaker

Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Trump supporters, GOP lawmaker
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A man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill supporters of President TrumpDonald John TrumpShocking summit with Putin caps off Trump’s turbulent Europe trip GOP lambasts Trump over performance in Helsinki Trump stuns the world at Putin summit MORE and Rep. Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinMan arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Trump supporters, GOP lawmaker Donald Trump Jr. called to check on GOP campaign volunteer after reported threats CNN contrasts Fox personalities' praise for Trump-Kim summit with past criticism of Obama MORE (R-N.Y.) at the congressman’s Long Island campaign headquarters.

Martin Astrof, 75, showed up at Zeldin’s Nesconset office on Friday morning and verbally assaulted Zeldin and Trump fans, the Suffolk County Police said in a statement

When he tried to drive off, Astorf almost hit volunteer Donato Panico with his car. 

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Astrof was arrested outside his home shortly after the incident.

He has been charged with making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment, police said. 

Zeldin condemned the attack on Twitter late Friday night.

“In the US, political scores are settled at the ballot box, not by trying to kill your political opponents,” Zeldin wrote. “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 and involvement.”

Zeldin followed up with a tweet on Saturday, thanking Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpJuan Williams: Putin wins as GOP spins Trump Jr. mocks the 'resistance' over 'baby blimp' in London Mueller: Russian officers launched leaks website in June 2016 MORE for reaching out to make sure Donato was doing alright after the confrontation.