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 TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE and Rep. Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinTrump allies want Congress to find anonymous op-ed author House Republicans ask Trump to declassify Carter Page surveillance docs Biographer criticizes Republicans for using Pat Tillman's memory to attack Kaepernick 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 TrumpOn The Money: Trump signs first 2019 'minibus' spending package | Mueller probing transactions by Russian organizers of Trump Tower meeting | Stocks brush off trade fears Trump Jr. slams Rosenstein report: 'No one is shocked' Rosenstein wanted to wear wire on Trump, NYT says MORE for reaching out to make sure Donato was doing alright after the confrontation.