Man Who Tackled Lee Zeldin Attacker ‘Enraged’ That Suspect Was Immediately Released (VIDEO)

Joe Chenelly tackled a man who attacked Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin at a campaign event in New York Thursday.

Chenelly, a candidate for New York State Assembly, said he followed the man as he climbed on stage. He then took the attacker down after he attempted to punch the congressman while wielding a weapon.

“I could see what looked like a razor or knife of some sort,” Chenelly said on “Fox & Friends First” Friday.

“As he attempted another swing, I tackled the attacker from the back and slammed im to the ground where several of us were able to restrain him and get the weapon away from him.” . . .

The suspect, identified as David G. Jakubonis, was charged with attempted assault in the second degree. Jakubonis was released from police custody within hours of his arrest under New York’s crime laws.

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