Investigators say, Farzad Fazeli, left, handles U.S. House candidate Rudy Peters to a California fair over the weekend.
(Alameda County Sheriff’s Office/Rudy Peters for Congress)
A Republican house candidate in Northern California, was attacked by a knife-wielding man said to a local fair over the weekend, authorities on Tuesday.
Alameda County Sheriff ‘ s Office spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said no one was seriously injured, as Farzad Fazeli allegedly Rudy Peters, Castro Valley fall Festival on Sunday afternoon attacked.
Kelly said Peters was manning one of the vendor booths at the festival, if Fazeli, 35, approached him “in an aggressive manner and made derogatory remarks about his political party and incumbents.” At this point, the authorities suspect, Fazeli a spring pulled knife and tried to stab Peter, but the weapon failed.
Kelly told The Sacramento Bee that Fazeli can also be a glass Cup thrown at Peters. He added, to defend that at one point, the candidate of a campaign report, of the attacker.
“You’ re dealing with a knife is a deadly weapon,” Kelly told the paper. “Everything, what you can use, including a shield, would be a good option. Some protection would you.”
Fazeli fled the scene, but was arrested a short time later at the expense of crime-robbery, criminal threats, threat with a weapon and possession of a switchblade. He finds in the Santa Rita jail.
Peters, a 56-year-old Marine veteran, is on three-term democratic incumbent Eric Swalwell in California 15.