A man was arrested in Suffolk County, New York on Friday for making “terroristic threats” against a campaign worker for GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin.
The Suffolk County Police Department tweeted a press release late Friday night detailing the arrest of Martin Astrof, 75.
Man Arrested for Making Terroristic Threats and Reckless Endangerment https://t.co/OrOvBCPY1V
— Suffolk County PD (@SCPDHq) July 7, 2018
According to the release, Astrof threatened to kill supporters of Congressman Lee Zeldin and President Donald Trump at Zeldin’s campaign headquarters in New York.
“Martin Astrof was arrested after he threatened to kill supporters of Congressman Lee Zeldin and President Donald Trump,” Suffolk PD said. “Astrof went to the campaign headquarters of Congressman Zeldin and became irate with a campaign worker at approximately 11:15 a.m. After threatening to kill the campaign worker and other supporters, Astrof backed his car up in an aggressive manner nearly striking the worker.”
Astrof was arrested and charged with Making a Terroristic Threat and Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree and will be held overnight. (RELATED: Man Who Ripped MAGA Hat From Kid’s Head Arrested For Theft)
Rep. Zeldin tweeted his own response following the press release as well.
In the US, political scores are settled at the ballot box, not by trying to kill your political opponents. 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 & involvement. https://t.co/Rh8Ae6MR4x
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) July 7, 2018
The man’s “irate” behavior was just the latest in a long line of attacks against Trump administration officials and his supporters. (RELATED: New Normal: Trump Allies Face Harassment, Protests Anywhere They Show Their Faces)
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