N.Y. po­lice say man tried to run over cam­paigner

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - NATION -

NESCONSET, N.Y. — Po­lice say an an­gry Long Island man nearly backed over a cam­paign worker mo­ments af­ter say­ing he wanted to kill sup­port­ers of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, both Repub­li­cans.

Martin Astrof was charged Fri­day with mak­ing a ter­ror­is­tic threat and reck­less en­dan­ger­ment. The 75-year-old was jailed pend­ing a Satur­day ar­raign­ment.

Suf­folk County po­lice say Astrof con­fronted cam­paign worker Donato Pan­ico at Zeldin’s cam­paign head­quar­ters. They say he ag­gres­sively backed up his car and nearly struck Pan­ico be­fore speed­ing off.

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