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 TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE and Rep. Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinHouse Republican explains decision to vote against anti-hate resolution The Hill's Morning Report - A rough week for House Dems The 23 Republicans who voted against the anti-hate resolution 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. 


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 TrumpConservatives face a tough fight as Big Tech's censorship expands GOP lawmaker defends Chelsea Clinton after confrontation over New Zealand attacks Trump Jr. defends Chelsea Clinton after confrontation at vigil for New Zealand attacks MORE for reaching out to make sure Donato was doing alright after the confrontation.